San Francisco 49ers (1-0) at Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday September 20, 2015, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Pittsburgh Steelers -5 -- Over/Under: 44.5
The San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers meet Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field.
The San Francisco 49ers look to build on their dominating victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Colin Kaepernick is completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 165 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Kaepernick hasn’t thrown a pick in four straight games. Vernon Davis and Garrett Celek have combined for 87 receiving yards while Anquan Boldin has four receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 230 yards per contest, and Carlos Hyde leads the way with 168 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing three points and 248 yards per game. Antoine Bethea leads the 49ers with eight tackles, Tramaine Brock has an interception and NaVorro Bowman has a sack. Reggie Bush is questionable with a calf injury.
The Pittsburgh Steelers look to rebound from their loss to the New England Patriots. Ben Roethlisberger is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 351 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Roethlisberger hasn’t thrown a pick in three of his last five regular season games. Antonio Brown and Heath Miller have combined for more than 210 receiving yards and one touchdown while Darrius Heyward-Bey has four receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 134 yards per contest, and DeAngelo Williams leads the way with 127 yards on 21 carries. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 28 points and 361 yards per game. Will Allen leads the Steelers with eight tackles, Mike Mitchell has a forced fumble and Bud Dupree has a sack. Cortez Allen is questionable with a head injury.
The 49ers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games in Week 2 and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Steelers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in September and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The 49ers are coming off a win many people didn't have them winning, and they're playing on a short week given they played Monday. Meanwhile, the Steelers have had a mini bye week after hanging in their with the Pats on Thursday. The edge clearly goes to the Steelers, especially at home.
I'm still not buying much San Fran stock just off one game.