Dallas Cowboys Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bold Predictions For Week 10 Of 2016 NFL Season
The Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers will meet up in Week 10 of the 2016 NFL season. If you are a fan of football, then your eyes should be glued to the TV screen when these teams take the field against one another.
While the Steelers have fallen off the map quite a bit, they are still capable of torching any defense in the NFL, and they could still make a serious run once the postseason is in the air — well, assuming they make the playoffs, that is.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys are as hot as it gets. Not only are they riding a seven-game winning streak, but they haven’t lost since Week 1. Pittsburgh, who was once a trendy Super Bowl pick, has lost three games in a row. Of course, the Steelers can get back into the national spotlight with a win on Sunday. Although that is much easier said than done — because Dallas could be the best team in the league — Pittsburgh will get this contest at home, and that certainly helps its cause.
If Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott can lead the Cowboys to yet another victory in Week 10, then it will be virtually impossible to argue that they aren’t the best team. Of course, New England Patriots fans likely have something to say about that.
Before the Week 10 festivities begin, let’s take a look at three bold predictions for Dallas vs. Pittsburgh.
Ezekiel Elliott Reaches 1,000 Rushing Yards On The Season
Ezekiel Elliott is probably the best running back in the NFL, and he is only a rookie. Let that sink in for a bit. If you disagree with that statement, then just remember that Elliott is leading the league with 891 rushing yards. His seven rushing touchdowns are good enough for fifth-best in the NFL (three-way tie).
Just in case you don’t have a calculator handy, Elliott is 109 yards short of the 1,000-yard mark. He has recorded four games in which he rushed for more than 100 yards. Pittsburgh is allowing 99.6 rushing yards per game, which is good enough to rank it at No. 13 in that category.
Elliott hasn’t had a 100-yard rushing game since October 16, so he is due. Pittsburgh, you have been warned.
Le’Veon Bell Steals The Show With Three Total Touchdowns
Speaking of being due for a big game, Le’Veon Bell hasn’t rushed for 100 or more yards since October 2, which was his first game of 2016. The running machine is more than capable of doing damage in the running and passing departments, which is why he is such a nightmare for opposing defenses.
Expect that to be the case for Dallas in Week 10. When it’s all said and done, Bell will have three touchdowns on the day, fantasy football owners will be rather happy, and Pittsburgh could end up being 5-4 on the year. Currently, the Steelers are 4-4. Dallas is 7-1 — just in case you were wondering.
If Ben Roethlisberger returns to his dominant ways, then the Steelers are capable of going on a serious winning streak, and players like Bell could benefit in the process when it comes to not only winning but racking up the stats as well.
Pittsburgh Hands Dallas Its First Loss Since Week 1
Once again, if Roethlisberger returns to his dominant ways, then Pittsburgh is more than capable of beating any team in the NFL, especially when this squad is playing at home.
While Dallas is averaging 27.9 points per game (fourth-best in the NFL) and is only allowing 17.5 points per contest (once again, fourth-best in the NFL), the Steelers have the offensive weapons to torch any defense in the league.
While Pittsburgh is expected to win games at home, it’s hard to go against the Cowboys right now given the fact that they are riding a seven-game winning streak. It doesn’t help the Steelers’ cause that they have lost back-to-back-to-back battles. Still, look for the Pittsburgh Steelers to get back into the spotlight with a monster win against the Dallas Cowboys this weekend.
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