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Predictions: Week 12 – Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers

Shawn (4-5, 4-5 ATS): My prediction this week is the same as Clubber Lang’s … “Pain.”

That’s it. I have nothing positive to say. Clubber Lang is going to knock Rocky into next week. Ivan Drago is going to give Apollo Creed nap-time of the dirt variety. The Evil Empire is going to crush the Rebellion. Superman is going to get nut-punched.

This is going to be ugly.

I am going to be doing something else by the third quarter. That’s my prediction. My best one.

It doesn’t matter what the spread is. The Steelers will cover it. If you can find decent odds on Joe Callahan getting some snaps, this would be the week to bet it.

In Green Bay, we are used to looking forward to winning on Sunday. Not this weekend. With it being the end of a holiday weekend, Sunday is no question the worst day of the week. Sunday sucks.

Steelers 42, Green Bay 6

Monty (6-4, 6-4 ATS): I don’t entirely disagree with Shawn. The Pittsburgh Steelers could very well turn this game into a bloodbath. The Green Bay Packers can seemingly only beat the Chicago Bears with Brett Hundley at quarterback.

The Steelers are looking like they’re on a collision course with the New England Patriots. They are among the class of the AFC. They have arguably the best receiver in the NFL in Antonio Brown. I would not be surprised if he torched the Packers’ suspect secondary for 200 yards and three touchdowns.

If there’s any good news there, it’s that it looks like both safety Morgan Burnett and cornerback Kevin King will be back on the field after missing time due to injury. Will that make a huge difference? I wouldn’t say huge, but Burnett clearly does make a difference when he’s on the field.

What this really comes down to is offense. Will the Green Bay Packers’ offense actually show up? They couldn’t really do any worse than they did against the Baltimore Ravens last week, could they?

Currently, the Steelers are getting 13.5 points. That is a line the Packers haven’t been on the other side of for quite a while. I don’t have any issue with it after the team’s performance last week, however. These look like two teams going in opposite directions. The Steelers are red hot and the Packers are colder than a witch’s tit.

With the Steelers playing at home, they should be double-digit favorites.

Could this be a blowout? It certainly could.

I would like to think the Packers have some pride, however. I would like to think they can put together a sensible game plan and execute it.

No, I am not going to say they will win this game. I’ll say they’ll put together a decent effort. A decent enough effort to keep it close. Not a win — except maybe of the moral variety — but I bet the Packers will cover.

Steelers 24, Packers 13

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Shawn Neuser attended UWGB and lives and works in Green Bay. He enjoys long walks on the beach and being intimate with game film.

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15 Comments

  1. Arcturus November 26, 2017

    42-6!? Wow, even more pessimistic than me.

  2. PF4L November 26, 2017

    NFL Dunce of the week: Mike “Dopehead” Pennel.

    3rd and 11. Newton passes incomplete creating a 4th and 11 for the Jets who were down 32-27 with 2:12 left in the 4th quarter. But wait…a penalty flag. TT’s UDFA gem Mike Pennel gives Cam Newton an extra shove for a 15 yard penalty and a 1st down.

    You can’t fix stupid.

    1. NachoDan November 26, 2017

      Cool story bro.

      1. PF4L November 26, 2017

        I’m sorry….

        In Ted we Trust.

  3. Ferris November 26, 2017

    34-0
    But hey Brett Goode is back so whiny baby Mason Crosby won’t look like I just fucked his wife after every “bad” snap.
    I will be hoping Pittsburgh wins by more. Whatever makes McRib (stolen nickname credit to I forget who) look more incompetent.

    1. PF4L November 26, 2017

      lmfao

  4. Kato November 26, 2017

    I am drinking bourbon county. To sum up what this game will be, I am thinking prison rape

  5. Gort November 26, 2017

    Both Shawn and Monty picked the Packers to score, I don’t have expectations that high.
    Another big fat goose egg for TT’s draft choices as coached by MM the quarterback whisperer.
    The caveat is pad level. If pad level is good, they might eek out a score.

    1. Ferris November 26, 2017

      So true, any points will be a surprise, they may not get a 1st down.

  6. Howard November 26, 2017

    Had to wait to see who the inactive players are before I made a decision on this one. ;-). MM says it is always hard playing an uncommon opponent. I wonder why that is always harder on the Packers than the uncommon opponent they play? The Steelers have everything going for them. They are substantially better in every phase of the game. They just came off a mini bye. They are at home. They want to keep up with the Pats and stay ahead of the rest of the conference. And the biggest advantage for the Steelers as MM would say is they are an uncommon opponent. :-).

    With all those disadvantages the Packers have a good chance if several key Steelers are hurt on both sides of the ball, the Steelers take the Packers as a laughing stock, the Steelers get a big lead early, commit several turnovers, and take the rest of the night off to stay healthy for their run to an AFC championship game. Then the Packers may have a chance to cover the spread. Maybe.

    1. PF4L November 26, 2017

      You kind of had me going when i read your first sentence, lol. I had to instantly look back up at the post to do a double check your name.

      Nicely done.

  7. PF4L November 26, 2017

    I’ll take Packers 24-23 in a nail biter.

    1. icebowl November 26, 2017

      Hmmmm, looking like a possibility in Q3 after Martinez fumble revovery…

      Can’t believe McFatty called for 57 us fg attempt – changing momentum

  8. KILLER November 26, 2017

    I am conflicted. Always up for a Packer defeat but… then that builds the Aaron Rodgers ego and the Rodgers cultists build their shrine ever higher. Also, a defeat means it is more likely the Packers move on from TT and MM. And, as a Vikings fan, that is the last thing I’d want.

    Wait, maybe I can have my cake and eat it, too = Packer defeat and MM/TT are kept on. As per the Rodgers ego, what can be done about that anyway? Nuttin.

    1. Chiller November 26, 2017

      Can the moderators change this guys font? I can’t read what he’s saying, unless he literally is typing “I’m a steaming pile of hot garbage” over and over again.