Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - 9/25/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-0)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 4:25 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles +5.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 See the Latest Odds
Coming up on Sunday, September 25 from Lincoln Financial Field, we’ve got Week 3 NFL activity looming between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Pittsburgh has looked pretty good so far this season, and comes into Week 3 at 2-0 following a 24-16 defeat of their division rival Bengals on Sunday. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger started off slow, tossing two interceptions in the first half, but finished with 259 yards and three touchdowns. Pittsburgh RB DeAngelo Williams had another nice game, putting up 32 carries for 94 yards and four catches for 38 yards and a TD. Sammie Coates had a coming-out party in that game as well, grabbing two balls for a team-high 97 yards. That gives Roethlisberger 559 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions on the year, with most of his work going to Antonio Brown, who has 12 grabs on 22 targets for 165 yards and two scores. Williams has had a successful year thus far for the Steelers, carrying 58 times for 237 yards and catching 10 balls for 66 more.
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Over on the Philadelphia side, they’re coming off a big win over the Bears 29-14 on “Monday Night Football.” The Eagles started out slowly, holding just a 9-7 edge at the half, but got it going in the third by scoring 13 unanswered points. QB Carson Wentz had an efficient night with a 21-of-34 line for 190 yards and a TD. Ryan Mathews was the big ground threat here—despite managing just 32 yards on nine carries he scored a pair of touchdowns. Jordan Matthews was the favorite receiver here with his six receptions for 71 yards. Overall, that gives Wentz a total of 468 yards and three touchdowns. Matthews leads the Eagles receivers with 185 yards on 13 receptions, while Mathews holds 109 yards and three TDs on 31 attempts.
The Steelers are 5-0 ATS in their last five September games, and 2-0-2 ATS in their last four road games. Pittsburgh is also 3-0-2 ATS in their last five games overall, and 13-4-2 ATS against a team with a winning record.
After a couple of pretty impressive wins to start the season, the Steelers look like they’re poised to take the division and finish with double-digit victories. Pittsburgh shouldn’t have too much of a problem here and will continue to roll.