Heinz Field in Pittsburgh will host one of the more intriguing matchups of the season as the 3-3 Pittsburgh Steelers will face the 3-4 Redskins this Sunday at 1 PM ET. Both teams have shown hints of greatness, but both have also lost winnable games to this point. Last week the Steelers got a victory on Sunday night against the Bengals. The Redskins, on the other hand, lost a tough one to the Giants even after taking a lead with just minutes left in the fourth.
Pittsburgh continues to try and scratch their way out of the AFC North’s basement as they are trying to catch the Ravens at the top. They just squeaked by the Bengals 24-17 last week, but could have easily lost the game. They have been ravished by injuries to their team in nearly every aspect from the running game to the offensive line to the Linebackers and defensive backs. The team is trying to get healthy and did get many players back last week. To really make a jump, however, the help of Troy Palomalu will be a key factor.
Washington has been competitive in every game this year, but is finding ways to lose games. Their defense has been one of the porous in the league and makes it hard for the team to win games despite all the success Robert Griffin III has had with the offense. Sunday will certainly show which of these teams is making the big jump this season. This game could certainly propel either team to further wins this year.