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The Steelers hold a slim lead over the Cincinnati Bengals for the top spot in the AFC North, and have won four straight games. The Panthers own a three-game winning streak and are one-game out of first place in the NFC South, trailing the New Orleans Saints.
Both teams are solid on both sides of the ball, play largely mistake-free football and feature two of the more respected quarterbacks in the game — Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and Carolina’s Cam Newton. Roethlisberger has 16 touchdown passes this season, one better than Newton, though the Carolina QB has a better completion percentage and QB rating. Newton also leads all NFL quarterbacks with 317 yards rushing and 4 rushing touchdowns — adding a distinct wrinkle to the Panthers’ offense.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers are two of the hottest teams in the NFL. The Steelers have won four consecutive games. The Panthers have won three straight. One of those winning streaks will likely end when the two teams meet on Thursday Night Football (5:20 p.m. PT/8:20 p.m. ET, KPTV-12, FOX, NFL Network.Running back Le’Veon Bell is back in Pittsburgh after holding out all season; he was spotted playing basketball at a fitness club. Bell has lost almost $8 million U.S. so far and might have to play for Pittsburgh next year, but for all the ways people have said this is dumb strategy, I keep thinking this: Bell led the league with 401 touches last season, and guys who go over 400 tend to fade fast after that. Bell is trying to preserve his body. He gets to decide what that’s worth to him.
It is weird to think that Carolina has only beaten the Pittsburgh Steelers once in six tries. So as the two teams prepare to meet on “Thursday Night Football,” I’m going to offer up a Throwback Thursday of my own. Longtime Panthers fans will remember the team’s one win against Pittsburgh very well.
It was Dec. 22, 1996, during the final regular-season week of the Panthers’ second year of existence. The Panthers were hosting the Steelers and clinging to an 18-14 lead when Pittsburgh got the ball one last time.
The Steelers’ quarterback was Kordell Stewart, who had already burned Carolina for a dazzling 80-yard touchdown run that day. He got the Steelers all the way down to a first-and-goal at the Carolina 1, and a touchdown seemed almost inevitable.
But the Steelers backed up 5 yards for a false start, and then another two on a Stewart run that went awry. On third-and-goal from the Panthers’ 8, Stewart lofted the ball toward Andre Hastings – who was Pittsburgh’s best receiver at the time and who had already scored once.
But Carolina safety Chad Cota was in the area, too, and anticipated the throw. Cota and Hastings both got their hands on the ball in the middle of a sea of players. As they fell to the ground, it was hard to see what happened.
Bill Rosinski, Carolina’s radio play-by-play man at the time, called it like this: “Stewart back to throw, fires in the end zone. What is it? What is it? INTERCEPTED! The Panthers have it! The Panthers have it!”
Cota came up holding the ball jubilantly aloft. The crowd went so wild that it was one of those moments in which the stadium – which had only opened that year and was called Ericsson Stadium at the time – actually shook. If you were there, I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know.
Cam Newton hasn’t thrown an interception in his past 105 passes and has 15 TD passes compared to only four picks. In a different year, Newton would be under much more consideration as NFL Most Valuable Player, but right now Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes (29 TDs, seven INTs) is running away with that honor.
Prediction time. I’m 6-2 picking Panthers games after getting their victory over Tampa Bay right. Pittsburgh is a very tough out at home and I think the Panthers’ defense is going to have a hard time handling the Steelers’ high-octane offense. My pick: Pittsburgh 30, Carolina 27.
The Steelers continue to succeed without holdout running back Le’veon Bell, who was spotted this week back in Pittsburgh working out at a local gym. James Conner stepped in and is second in the leagu in rushing with 706 yards. He also is third on the team with 38 receptions out of the backfield.Carolina has its own multiple threat running back in Christian McCaffrey. He is 14th in the NFL in rushing with 502 yards and leads the team with 49 receptions.
Pittsburgh is just 2-2 at Heinz ield this season while the Panthers are just 1-2 on the road. This could have been an even more intriguing match up if played in Carolina, where the Panthers are 5-0 and the Steelers are 3-0-1 on the road.