Rams vs. Steelers - 9/27/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) at St. Louis Rams (1-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Edward Jones Dome)
The Line: St. Louis Rams +1 -- Over/Under: 47 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Steelers and St. Louis Rams meet Sunday at Edward Jones Dome.
The Pittsburgh Steelers look to get a game above .500 after beating the 49ers last week. Ben Roethlisberger is completing 72.3 percent of his passes for 720 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Roethlisberger has thrown a touchdown in 10 of his last 11 games. Antonio Brown and Darrius Heyward-Bey have combined for more than 460 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Markus Wheaton has five receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 109 yards per contest, and Le'Veon Bell will make his season debut. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 23 points and 385 yards per game. Ryan Shazier leads the Steelers with 22 tackles, Bud Dupree has two sacks and Lawrence Timmons has two pass deflections. Cortez Allen is questionable with a knee injury.
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The St. Louis Rams look to get a game above .500 after losing to the Redskins. Nick Foles is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 447 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Foles has a touchdown pass in six straight games. Jared Cook and Benjamin Cunningham have combined for 236 receiving yards while Kenny Britt has four receptions. The St. Louis Rams ground game is averaging 71.5 yards per contest, and Tavon Austin leads the way with 57 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, St. Louis is allowing 27.5 points and 358 yards. Alec Ogletree leads the Rams with 23 tackles, Aaron Donald has 2.5 sacks and Trumaine Johnson has an interception. Brian Quick, Chase Reynolds and Todd Gurley are questionable with injuries.
The Steelers now have their most explosive weapon back with the return of Bell. Add that to what Roethlisberger and Brown are already doing, the Steelers instantly become a scary offensive club. I'm not sure the Rams have enough horses to hang in this game.
Give me Pitt in a toss-up game.