NFL WEEK 11
GREG COTE'S THURSDAY NIGHT PICK
TITANS (6-3) at STEELERS (7-2)
LINE: PIT by 7.
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COTE'S PICK: PIT 28-20.
TV: 8:25 p.m., NBC/NFLN.
Here are two playoff-aimed division leaders in the mostly weak AFC, and both on four-game win streaks. That makes Week 11’s kickoff an unusually strong matchup for a Thursday night. Ben Roethlisberger and Marcus Mariota (who is banged up but should play) both have lots of weapons, and Big Ben’s arsenal has added an exciting pass catcher in rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster out of USCjuju smith-schuster assoc. But Steelers have a clear edge on defense, and also a better-than-average home field advantage magnified by the prime-time stage. Point spread seem too big? It isn’t.