PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 16 : Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers scrambles during the game against the New York Jetson September 16, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been picked by just about everyone to beat the Oakland Raiders.
The Pittsburgh Steelers face the Oakland Raiders this Sunday in the Black Hole. Pittsburgh is coming off a solid victory at home over the New York Jets that brought them back up to 1-1 on the season, while Oakland has fallen to 0-2 after getting run all over on the road by the Miami Dolphins. Pittsburgh now heads to the West Coast looking like a football team that should once again contend in the AFC North, while Oakland has so much work to do to even try and be competitive.
Nevertheless, it is surprising to see the Steelers are picked by almost everyone to beat the Raiders, considering Oakland has a pretty strong homefield advantage and teams always seem to struggle making the transition from coast-to-coast. 11 of 12 experts at ESPN, nine experts at CBS (including the prediction machine), and four experts at Yahoo Sports (including the users). Only Adam Schefter of ESPN has picked the Raiders to win on Sunday.