There is still plenty of football left to be played this season. That being said, ESPN’s Mike Greenberg is pretty confident that one team has separated itself from the pack.
Most analysts believe the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks are the teams to beat in the AFC and NFC, respectively. Some are riding with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers despite the uncertainty surrounding that roster.
Greenberg, on the other hand, is all in on the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, his confidence in the team depends solely on Ben Roethlisberger’s health.
“If Ben stays healthy, the Steelers are the best team in the NFL and the team to beat in the AFC. Including everybody,” Greenberg wrote on Twitter.
If Ben stays healthy, the #Steelers are the best team in the NFL and the team to beat in the AFC. Including everybody.
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) October 24, 2020
Pittsburgh’s offense has opened up in recent weeks, as rookie wideout Chase Claypool is quickly becoming a star. The Notre Dame product has five total touchdowns in the past two games.
It’s tough to find a better trio than Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster at wide receiver. As for the Steelers’ rushing attack, running back James Conner is on pace to have a career year.
On the defensive side of the football, Pittsburgh has elite pass rushers in Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt, as well as a playmaking safety in Minkah Fitzpatrick.
A win over the undefeated Titans this Sunday would certainly elevate the hype surrounding the Steelers. It would also validate Greenberg’s confidence in Mike Tomlin’s squad.