Thursday, December 9th
Pittsburgh at Minnesota
Doesn't it seem like Minnesota should have a better record than Pittsburgh? Kirk Cousins, despite his staggering lack of intelligence, has played like a top ten QB all season, while Ben Roethlisberger has been among the worst. Nevertheless, Pittsburgh has managed to eke out six wins against some bad teams, some injured teams, and whatever-the-fuck Buffalo was in Week One. Meanwhile, Minnesota has spent the season torturing their fans on a weekly basis (which is SOOOO Minnesota), winning four and losing seven one-score games (they beat Seattle 30-17 in Week Three).
Both teams need this game to improve their place in the playoff hunt. Minnesota has the edge on offense, Pittsburgh, on defense. Adam Thielen is Out, but so is Joe Haden. This is the type of game that Mike Tomlin's crew usually wins, and the type that any Minnesota team generally loses. The choice, for me, is clear.