Are you looking for high-quality football between two teams both fighting for playoff spots and featuring healthy rosters? Too bad, because instead of that, tonight’s Thursday Night Football game is not that.
Instead, NFL fans are likely to get a quarterback matchup of Mitchell Trubisky vs. Bailey Zappe in tonight’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots. Kenny Pickett has an ankle injury and Mac Jones is now riding the bench, leading to this matchup appearing on our screens tonight. To make matters worse, the Patriots are out several additional starters, including running back Rhamondre Stevenson, wide receiver Demario Douglas, and offensive lineman Riley Reiff.
As a result of those absences and the general lack of offensive production from both teams, this game’s over/under is reminiscent of an Iowa Hawkeyes game, with the total being just 30 points. See if APC’s writers take the under on that number in our picks, and join us in the comments if you are indeed watching the game tonight.
New England Patriots (2-10) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5)
Thursday, December 7, 2023
8:15 PM Eastern Time
TV & Online Streaming: Amazon Prime
Commentators: Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit
ODDS AND PICKS
Point spread: Steelers -6
Over/under total: 30