PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 21: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders during the game on November 21 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Many NFL pundits believe the Pittsburgh Steelers should take care of the Oakland Raiders in Week 3 play on Sunday.
"I didn't pick the Raiders to make the playoffs and through two games they're making that pick look safe," SB Nation's NFL Editor Joel Thorman said in his weekly game picks post, predicting a 34-10 Pittsburgh romp.
ESPN's panel of NFL gurus almost all agreed with Thorman, except for Adam Schefter, who went with an Oakland upset, in predicting a Steelers win.
Locally, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had this to say in his weekly forecast:
"The last time the Steelers played in Oakland, the Raiders were 1-5. But they won, 20-13, because Ben Roethlisberger threw four picks, two for TDs, one week after sustaining a concussion. Not this time."
Sports Illustrated's Peter King concurred, foreseeing a 19-10 Steelers win in which both James Harrison and Troy Polamalu won't play, and Yahoo! Sports' panel of NFL pundits Mike Silver, Jason Cole and Les Carpenter all sided with Pittsburgh over the Raiders on Sunday.
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