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The Pittsburgh Steelers might have pulled off the upset of the day on Sunday with a wild win in Cincinnati. An overtime period that saw some missed field goals, surprisingly even by the ever-reliable McPherson. Boswell would be the eventual hero with a 53-yard field goal as time expired in the extra period. The Steelers played lights out on defense, but ultimately suffered a big loss. T.J. Watt. The initial injury news coming out of Pittsburgh is that Watt has torn his pectoral muscle and will need surgery to end his season.
As of this afternoon, it looks like Watt has not fully torn his pectoral muscle and will only be out about six weeks. Still a significant blow because he is out for the near future and the Steeler defense will likely take a step back without him.
That was not the only injury the Steelers suffered either, as Najee Harris also left the game early. He only ran for 23 yards on 10 carries, and thus the rushing of the Steelers was led by Chase Claypool and his 36 yards on the ground. Najee is listed questionable with his injured foot, but he did appear on Sirius XM’s “Mad Dog Sports Radio” and told them that he “will be playing this weekend” as they take on New England.
The Bengals turned the ball over five times, including four Burrow interceptions, but the offense did not capitalize. Mitch Trubisky managed the game well enough, but only threw for 192 yards on 21 completions out of 38 attempts.
The New England Patriots start the second full season with Mac Jones under center and suffered a pretty lopsided loss on the road. They will stay on the road and thus be one of the last NFL teams to play a home game. Pittsburgh will host this home tilt at Heinz Fie…..sorry, habit. The Steelers will now call Acrisure Stadium home. Just does not have the same ring to it.
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The Fubo Sportsbook has the Pittsburgh Steelers listed as slight underdogs giving at +1. The Patriots or Steelers on the spread are priced at -110. Dating back to last, the Patriots are 6-2 in their last eight ATS when listed as a favorite. The Steelers are in a crazy run as a home underdog though, covering at a 19-5-2 clip in the last 26 situations.
These teams have had a lot of history in the last couple decades, mainly involving Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger. The Patriots have covered five of the last seven against the Steelers in Pittsburgh and four of the last five between the teams overall. The favorite, the Patriots in this situation, have covered four of the last five.
The total is currently listed at 40.5 at the Fubo Sportsbook, which is a half point increase over the opening line. The total has gone under in four straight when meeting in Pittsburgh, and five of the last six overall between the teams. The total has gone under in 9 of the last 12 Steeler home games. Now equipped with all this information, head on over the Fubo Sportsbook get started on some wagers. Remember to use the VIBONUS code at sign up to redeem the $1,000 risk free bet and a month free of their FuboTV streaming service.
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