Thursday Night Lock: 2023 Week 14

Craig Ebinger
1 min readDec 7, 2023

Patriots @ Steelers (-6), O/U 30.5

Patriots — Steelers. What happened to these two organizations that we have to suffer through a Zappe-Trubisky primetime game? Poor Al Michaels.

Without Rhamondre, and with Zappe at QB, it looks like Zeke will be fed in this one. Can he have a renaissance game? Can he put up a statline of 24 carries for 115 yards and 2 TDs? I’m not sure. But this team still hangs their hat on their defense, and they should have no problem containing the Mitch Trubisky — led Steelers. I can easily see this being one of those classic defensive, field position type of game where punts inside the 5 are the biggest plays made.

I’ll take the points with the Pats here along with the under. Ugly, low scoring games mean take the points. That’s what I’m doing here.

Picks: Patriots +6 (Padlock), UNDER 30.5 (Deadbolt)

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Craig Ebinger

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