Re: 10 reasons to like PITT over SD
Philip Rivers is the antithesis of "clutch."
He has thrown an INT on the final drive, more times than I can remember. Just this past week: he was driving down, against CINCY, with 1:55 left. He marched 65 yards, into the red-zone... and then threw a game-losing INT. This happens regularly.
With Rivers' O-line now in shambles, on any given play, Harrison will either get a sack OR force Rivers to throw quickly (which, in recent history, has led to an INT).
I am guessing that PITT's defense will hurry Rivers on 85% of the passing plays, resulting in 5 sacks, 3 batted passes, 12-15 incompletes/balls thrown away, 2 INTs (with 3 more clanging off a DB's hands). Speaking of DBs, I also see 3-4 passes defended.
Doing some quick math, that makes for a stat-line for Rivers of something like this:
10/35 for 155, 1 TD, 2 INTs