Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons Free NFL Picks & Week 15 Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/8/2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM on CBS
Georgia Dome in Atlanta
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On Sunday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5) will be taking on the Atlanta Falcons (5-8) in a game between two of the best passing offenses in the NFL. The Steelers are currently 4-3 on the road, while the Falcons have gone 3-3 on their home field.
The Steelers scored 25 fourth-quarter points on Sunday to help them beat the Cincinnati Bengals 42-21 on the road. They finished that game with 543 yards of offense and they went the entire game without committing a turnover.
Through 13 games, the Steelers are sixth in the NFL in scoring with 27.8 points per game. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a 103 passer rating on the season by throwing for 4,055 yards with 29 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. Running back Le'Veon Bell has averaged 5.1 yards per carry this year and has 1,231 yards with five scores.
On Monday night, the Falcons gave up 24 second-quarter points to the Green Bay Packers and ended up losing 43-37 on the road. Their defense gave up a total of 502 yards in that loss and were unable to force any turnovers.
The Falcons have had the worst defense against the pass this season, giving up nearly 290 passing yards per game. Wide receiver Julio Jones has been their most consistent player this year by catching 93 passes for 1,428 yards and six touchdowns.
Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-7-0 Against the Spread
Pittsburgh Steelers are 9-4-0 against the Over/Under
Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
Atlanta Falcons are 6-7-0 Against the Spread
Atlanta Falcons are 6-7-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/07/14 LB James Harrison Knee "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
12/07/14 T Marcus Gilbert Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
12/06/14 CB Cortez Allen Thumb IR
12/02/14 DE Brett Keisel Tricep IR
09/04/14 LB Jordan Zumwalt Groin IR
12/08/14 G Jon Asamoah Back injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
12/08/14 WR Julio Jones Hip injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/18/14 RB Antone Smith Leg IR
11/18/14 CB Robert Alford Wrist expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/23/14 C Peter Konz Knee IR
10/01/14 C Joe Hawley Knee IR
10/01/14 T Lamar Holmes Foot IR
10/01/14 S William Moore Shoulder IR- designated return
09/04/14 OT Sam Baker Knee IR
09/04/14 OT Mike Johnson Foot IR
09/04/14 LB Marquis Spruill Knee IR
09/04/14 LB Sean Weatherspoon Achilles IR
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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