Happy Friday and Happy New Year!
I sure hope everyone’s 2021 is off to a great start. On Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, we’ll see if the Pittsburgh Steelers can get their 2021 off to a great start with a road win despite not having several veterans due to them being rested for the playoffs. It’s a giveaway game for the Steelers but a very important one for quarterback Mason Rudolph. I look forward to watching him play and especially against the Browns because of what happened in the game in Cleveland last season.
As usual, we have five questions and a tiebreaker for yinz to answer ahead of the Week 17 NFL action and there is money to be won for doing just that. Below the weekly five questions is a recap of the Week 16 questions along with standings updates from our very own David Orochena (@subBurgher).
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1 – Will Browns diffusive end Myles Garrett sack Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph at least once on Sunday?
2 – Rudolph passed for 1,765 yards in ten games played last season. He started eight games in total. Will Rudolph pass over/under 190.5 yards on Sunday against the Browns?
3 – Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has thrown only 8 interceptions this year after throwing 21 last season. Will the Steelers defense intercept at least one Mayfield pass on Sunday?
4 – Will the Browns score over/under 25.5 points on Sunday against the Steelers?
5 – Steelers kicker Chris Boswell is out Sunday against the Browns. Will a Steelers kicker make a field goal longer than 33 yards on Sunday against the Browns?
Tiebreaker: Total combined rushing yards between the Steelers and the Browns?
Question 1: The Steelers declared Chris Boswell out due to his groin injury prior to the game. Most folks correctly predicted Boz would not kick a field goal or revised their answer prior to kickoff. Matthew Wright substituted for Boswell but never attempted a field goal. He did successfully kick all four point after touchdown kicks. An easy point for 87% of respondents.
Question 2: The Colts came into this game with 24 takeaways. Ben threw zero interceptions, and the Steelers lost no fumbles. So, the Colts came out of the game without losing any of their takeaways. Chase Claypool may have saved a pick-six. Just 20% of respondents predicted the Steelers would not turnover the ball.
Question 3: Philip Rivers only sacked 14 times in 14 games coming into the game. The Colts missed their two starting tackles. The Steelers sacked Rivers five times. 76% of respondents picked up a point here.
Question 4: The Steelers went over 19.5 points just eight seconds into the fourth quarter. Genuinely nice to see the offense scoring points again. They finished with 28. 82% picked up a point.
Question 5: The Steelers only gained 20 total rushing yards against the Colts. Conner carried the ball five times for 20. Benny Snell had one more carry than Conner but gained exactly zero yards. 56% of respondents gained a point on this question.
Tiebreaker: Ben Roethlisberger (342) and Philip Rivers (270) combined for 612 passing yards. The median response was 499.5 passing yards. The tie breaker question needed to break a four-way tie.
Here are the consensus responses of Steelers Depot respondents compared to the correct answers:
|Questions||Boswell Field Goal?||Steelers Turnover?||Steelers +2 Sacks?||Steelers O/U 19.5 Points?||Conner or Snell More Rushing?|
NOTE: Sometimes folks revise their responses prior to kickoff. Once I “like” your answers, I’ve recorded your answers on the spreadsheet. If you need to revise an answer, the best way you can ensure that your final answers are accurately recorded is replying to your original response and NOT edit it.
18 respondents answered four of five questions correctly just one from gaining the weekly 5-point bonus. Four respondents got all five correct and score 11 points for this week. Kudos to Don2727, Douglas Prostorog, Jason W and Donte Williams! Donte came closest to the tie breaker question predicting 624 passing yards – just 12 off. He wins $25 for week 16. Contact me on my twitter handle @subBurgher to collect your winnings. Also, Paul Brannigan from Week five still has not claimed his winnings. Please claim it otherwise will add it onto the first-place prize.
This is the last week of the contest. $25 at stake for week 17 plus the season long prizes. ManRayX graciously kicked in his last week’s winnings towards the third-place prize. Who is going to finish in the money? Answer now and find out next week.
The top four end of regular season prizes are currently:
2020 Regular Season leaderboard after week 16:
|Beaver Falls Hosiery||61||3rd|
|Style Points||59||6th (tie)||-1|
|Steven Small||57||8th (tie)||+1|
|Greg Payne||56||10th (tie)||-2|
|Jason W||56||10th (tie)||+11|
|IC in Cincy||55||12th (tie)||-3|
|Steelers D||51||18th (tie)|
|*Douglas Prostorog||51||18th (tie)||+18|
|Buckeye Steel||49||23rd (tie)||+2|
|Doc Ellis D||48||26th (tie)||-5|
|Andi B||48||26th (tie)||+1|
|Stone Age Tone||47||29th (tie)||-2|
|Jesse Logue||47||29th (tie)||-2|
*New to leaderboard