Landry Jones To Play, Steelers Picked To Win Week 7


Oct 2015

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Steelers QB Landry Jones

With their most recent victory against the Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Steelers now look forward to their game against the Kansas City Chiefs. During their Week 6 game, backup quarterback Landry Jones stepped in to replace Michael Vick, who then proceeded to lead the team to victory, giving them their fourth victory of the season. What is more impressive is that fact that many football analysts and experts are actually picking the Black and Gold to win this Sunday against the Chiefs.

They will be playing on the road, and will not only be missing their star QB Ben Roethlisberger, but may see Vick sitting on the sidelines as well. As both of them continue to recover, it may have been his leadership and accuracy that will give Landry a shot at starting during this week’s game. He threw for 168 yards, with 8 competed passes that led to 2 touchdowns. It showed he could be effective on the field, especially when it comes to throwing, as the Steelers have a lot of talent down field, just needed someone to throw them the ball.

Vick wasn’t able to get totally comfortable in his position yet, as the offense had to change strategies pretty quickly, which is what led to them losing a game. On top of that, the fact that so many players are injured doesn’t really help, including Will Allen (ankle), Stephon Tuitt (knee) and Michael Vick (hamstring). However, there is some good news as William Gay and Antwon Blake, the starting cornerback duo, were participating in practices on Thursday. This will be a much needed boost to their defense, and may help take some pressure off of Landry.

Hopefully we will see Antonio Brown get out of his funk now that a passing quarterback is back in the pocket. He has gone three games without being able to score a single touchdown, and hasn’t received for more than 50 yards each game. With one of the best wide receivers in the League, the Steelers need to get him back into shape, and start using him more; as that may be the only way to beat the Chiefs this Sunday.