Week 4: Pittsburgh Steelers
After starting 1-2 for the first time since 2014, when Rodgers famously told everyone to relax, getting another tough defense is far from ideal.
However, this is a far more favorable matchup for the Packers, especially with the game being played at home.
While Pittsburgh‘s defense is no joke and can keep this game lower scoring than Green Bay would like, the Packers’ defense should also be able to take control. I know that may be hard to believe after what we saw in Week 1.
The Steelers have some serious concerns along the offensive line. According to Pro Football Focus, all three of Pittsburgh’s interior offensive linemen were beaten on over 20 percent of the team’s rushing attempts in Week 1. Without much room to run the ball, the Steelers had to resort to a quick passing game.
According to ESPN, Pittsburgh’s offensive line ranks 18th in pass block win rate, and 29th in run block win rate after Week 1.
Pittsburgh boasts a deep wide receiver corps, but without time in the pocket to throw, the Steelers become limited on offense.
The Packers have the pass rush to regularly get in the backfield and slow down the Steelers’ offense.
It’s a difficult, low-scoring contest, but the Packers come out on top.
Green Bay 24, Pittsburgh 20 (2-2)