Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Pittsburgh Steelers-Miami Dolphins Week 6 game, with the line from OddsShark.
(-7.5) Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1) at Miami Dolphins (1-4), Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
Mike: Steelers. How exactly do the Dolphins stop the Steelers? Miami can’t stop the run (150.8 rushing yard allowed per game), and opposing quarterbacks carve them up to the tune of a 101.5 passer rating. Pittsburgh’s balanced offense will make it a rough day for the Fish.
Ricky: Steelers. Pittsburgh’s offense has been firing on all cylinders since the Steelers were embarrassed by the Eagles in Week 3. It’s no coincidence the success coincides with the return of Le’Veon Bell, who remains a total stud in the Steelers’ backfield.
Andre: Steelers. The Dolphins have a minus-7 turnover differential (29th) and a league-low one interception. They’ve also allowed 31 explosive plays this season (most in the NFL) and have a league-worst minus-9 explosive play differential. They give up a lot of explosive plays and don’t generate many of their own. That doesn’t bode well against an offense that has Bell, Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown.
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