The San Francisco 49ers are on a bye week, and so we get to relax and just enjoy some Week 11 football with little to think about. There are draft pick implications, but for the most part, it’s a time for 49ers fans to relax.
The NFL returns on Thursday Night Football featuring both teams battling for playoff positioning. The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Tennessee Titans, in a matchup of two teams atop their respective divisions. The game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT on NBC, with Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth calling the game from the booth, and Heather Cox on the sideline.
The 7-2 Steelers have a comfortable three-game lead in their division, but have plenty to deal with while remaining tied with the New England Patriots for the best record in the AFC. The 6-3 Titans are tied with the Jacksonville Jaguars atop the AFC South, and while they do have the tiebreaker edge with a huge road win over Jacksonville, they cannot afford a misstep.
The Steelers are a touchdown favorite. I am laying the points on this one, in part because of how well Pittsburgh plays at home. But it’s not a confident pick. If Tennessee can get their ground game going, they could make this an interesting matchup.
Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers
Game time: 5:30 PM PST
Channel: NBC, NFL Network
Date: Thursday, November 16
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox
Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA