Denver Broncos (0-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Heinz Field)
The Line: Pittsburgh Steelers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 40.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Denver Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers meet in NFL action from Heinz Field on Sunday.
The Denver Broncos will look to bounce back from a 16-14 loss to the Tennessee Titans in their season opener. Drew Lock threw for 216 yards and a touchdown on 22 of 33 passing while Melvin Gordon III rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Noah Fant had 5 grabs for 81 yards and a touchdown while first-round draft pick Jerry Jeudy caught 4 balls for 56 yards in the losing effort. Alexander Johnson led the Broncos with 12 total tackles, including 8 solo tackles while Bryce Callahan and Josey Jewell each had 8 total tackles.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to build off of a 26-16 win over the New York Giants in their last game. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 229 yards and 3 touchdowns on 21 of 32 passing while Benny Snell Jr. led the Steelers in rushing with 113 rushing yards on 19 carries. JuJu Smith-Schuster led the way for Pittsburgh’s receivers, putting up 6 grabs for 69 yards and two touchdowns while Diontae Johnson had 5 catches for 57 yards and James Washington added a touchdown grab as well. Defensively, Terrell Edmunds had 8 total tackles with 7 solo tackles while Vince Williams, Mike Hilton and Stephon Tuitt each had a sack as well. Cameron Heyward and T.J. Watt each had an interception as well in the winning effort.
Denver is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss while the under is 10-3-1 in their last 14 games against a team with a winning record. Pittsburgh is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games following a win while the over is 13-5 in their last 18 games as a home favorite. Denver is 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Both of these teams should pick up the offensive pace as the season goes on, but as far as this game goes, I expect it to be a defensive clinic with so much defensive talent on both sides. I’ll side with the under in this one.