It’s not exactly John Madden’s Raiders against Chuck Noll’s Steelers Sunday when the 2012 versions meet in Oakland. The Steelers got in the win column for the first time in 2012 Sunday vs the Jets, while the Raiders have limped to an 0-2 start.
Here’s a quick breakdown with prediction for Sunday’s late afternoon affair.
1. Smother the Raiders Ground Game – If the Raiders are going to pull the upset (they are four point home dogs), they are going to have to get a solid day from their running backs, which includes stud back Darren McFadden, who has gotten off to a woeful start. The Raiders are is gaining an NFL-worst 2.0 yards per carry, and McFadden had just 22 yards on 11 attempts in last Sunday’s 35-13 loss at Miami.
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