"Yeah, it's miserable, it's bad, they need to get rid of this game I think", Roethlisberger said of Thursday play, via 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. We've seen blowouts, sloppy play and games that have been nearly unwatchable - and it's not the players' faults. Their O/U trends are 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday night games, 1-7 in their last 8 games on the grass, 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning record, 1-4 in their last 5 November games and in their last 5 games following an ATS loss, 20-41-1 in their last 62 games vs. AFC, 15-35-1 in their last 51 games overall, and 16-37-1 in their last 54 games following a win. At least seven players left the game with an injury, including two starting players for the Cardinals. The Titans will attempt to extend their winning streak against the tough Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football (5:25 p.m. PT/8:25 p.m. ET, KGW-8, NBC, NFL Network). "They need to get rid of the game, I think". "Just play on Mondays and Sundays".
The Steelers still have not scored 30 points in a season, and have only managed to score 20 points in their last two wins even though a bye week separated the games. The Steelers needed 10-play drive the took up the game's final three minutes to break a 17-all tie with a field goal. It's so tough on guys. "You're beat up, you're banged up".
The Steelers play the Titans at Heinz Field this Thursday. Both teams are going through it, so I'm not just speaking on ours.
"You've got to let your body recover a little bit", Roethlisberger said. Even a week you're still not full recovered Sunday to Sunday.
"I'm sure the Titans would say the same thing", he said.
It's remarkable that the league continues to turn a blind eye to these issues while the players basically beg for a reprieve from these games that are putting their health and careers at risk. Get $60 in FREE member football picks from Doc's Sports Service, one of the most trusted names in handicapping!
Our Free NFL Pick: The Titans victory last week puts them for their best start since 2008 which will definitely give them some momentum coming into this game.