Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Preview and Prediction 11/8/18

James Conner has replaced Bell and has 796 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns in eight games but the Steelers rushing attack now ranks 22nd in the 32-team NFL. Watching the play both in slow motion and regular motion, we're still unsure if the hit was worthy of an ejection.

"This is what we expected", Roethlisberger said.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scrambles past Panthers defensive tackle Vernon Butler during Pittsburgh's 52-21 win on Thursday.

"I don't know what his plans are, but I would say at this point we expect him to come back next week", Steelers owner Art Rooney II said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Antonio Brown burned him for a 53-yard touchdown on a go route down the sideline with roughly three minutes remaining in the second quarter, and Jackson was none too pleased about it.

"Really big performance versus a really good team on a short week, so there is a lot of be proud of, but we are probably not that good", Tomlin said. We have to address things, get better, and if you do that, then it does just count for one. The Steelers recorded five sacks and one interception but they got to Newton on nearly every play and either stopped the Panthers quarterback from completing his passes or made him rush his throws. In the end, that was far from the case as the Steelers thumped the Panthers 52-21.

Ben Roethlisberger continues to fuel the offense for the Steelers as he is completing 64.5 percent of this passes for 2,560 yards and 16 touchdowns against seven interceptions. Carolina allowed the same total in a 52-9 loss to Oakland on December 24, 2000.

"He's like these new-age backs where they are good, obviously, running the ball, but he can catch the ball and cause some mismatches as well". They just do a fantastic job of applying pressure, and not letting the QB get the ball out of their hands.

But the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October suffered a concussion during the Steelers' victory against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, according to coach Mike Tomlin. But the National Football League says that's the key distinction to make when determining whether or not a hit on a sliding quarterback is a penalty.

Newton's showdown with Roethlisberger also never materialized.

Panthers: Travel to Detroit on November 18 to take on the Lions.

Literally, this is fall in North Carolina and it has been raining like this often lately, so Carolina Panthers fans (yo!) will have to adjust to a 6-3 record along with a constant drizzle. "The guys in the locker room seem to have a grasp on what's at stake". The Jaguars beat Pittsburgh twice on the road last season, including a 45-42 upset in the divisional round of the playoffs.

  • Steve Townsend