Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Week 1 Staff Predictions, 2013

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Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Week 1 Staff Predictions, 2013

Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Week 1 Staff Predictions, 2013

Oct 11, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans punter Brett Kerns (6) celebrates with kicker Rob Bironas (2) after Bironas made the game winning field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Steelers 26-23. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Do the Tennessee Titans have any chance of beating the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field? Despite winning last season’s showdown, the Titans are 7-point underdogs against a Steelers team that some see in rebuilding mode. The Steelers enter this matchup following a winless preseason. At the same time, they’ve won 10 consecutive home-openers. One of those included a 2009 win against the Titans, 13-10.

What does Titan Sized think? Throughout the 2013-14 NFL regular season, a team of about six or seven staff members have agreed to enter a collaborative project where they’ll make picks and give an analysis on every Titans matchup. This team includes editors, staff writers and contributors

Here are the contestants who’ll join that Titans-oriented predictions competition:

Joshua Huffman (Editor, 0-0)
Benjamin Greene (Lead Columnist, 0-0)
Nicholas Pitakos (Staff Writer, 0-0)
Carlos Beard (Staff Writer, 0-0)
Bret Fitchpatric (Contributor II, 0-0)
Trey Frisbey (Contributor I, 0-0)
Russell Griffin (Contributor, 0-0)

The editor produces his own series with a complete evaluation of the Titans game and a list of picks at the end. That’s available here.

For NFL fans, Titan Sized has also conducted an NFL-oriented collaborative project that centers on making picks for each game. This includes writers who’ve made picks for each game of a certain week. Some of them have added brief analysis to their picks.

It’s time for Week 1 picks. How confident are these Titans followers that their team will roll into Pittsburgh and end the Steelers’ 10-game home-opener winning streak? Let’s start with the lead columnist: Ben Greene.

UPDATE: Carlos Beard may make his picks later this week.

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