Philadelphia Eagles (1-2-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Heinz Field)
The Line: Pittsburgh Steelers -7 -- Over/Under: 45 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers meet Sunday in week 5 NFL action at Heinz Field.
The Philadelphia Eagles look for back-to-back wins to climb out of a 1-2-1 shaky start to the NFL season. The Philadelphia Eagles have split their last eight road games. Carson Wentz is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 930 yards, four touchdowns and seven interceptions. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last nine games. Greg Ward and Zach Ertz have combined for 285 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Dallas Goedert has 13 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 111.5 yards per contest, and Miles Sanders leads the way with 236 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 26.8 points and 352.3 yards per game. Nathan Gerry leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 33 tackles, Brandon Graham has three sacks and Alex Singleton has one interception.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a bye week and hope to start 4-0 for the first time under coach Mike Tomlin. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won six of their last seven home games. Ben Roethlisberger is completing 67 percent of his passes for 777 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Roethlisberger has two or more touchdown passes in all three games this season. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool have combined for 311 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Diontae Johnson has 14 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 139.7 yards per contest, and James Conner leads the way with 224 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 19.3 points and 290 yards per game. Mike Hilton leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 21 tackles, TJ Watt has 3.5 sacks and Joe Haden has one interception.
The Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a road underdog, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games in October and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Steelers are 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 games in October, 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games as a favorite and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The over is 5-1 in Eagles last 6 road games. The under is 8-3 in Steelers last 11 games overall. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Philadelphia Eagles have an injury report that's longer than DMX's arrest record, but they were able to dig deep last week and beat the 49ers on the road as big underdogs. Major confidence booster for the Eagles and a season saving victory. The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to enjoy a bye last week, and they enter this game as one of the more balanced teams in the league with a defense that's second in the NFL in yards allowed per game. Despite what the Eagles did last week, they're still an extremely banged up football team and playing back-to-back road games is never easy in the NFL.
I'd love to get under the seven if possible, but I still like the Steelers winning this game by a touchdown or two.