Sunday, October 9, 2016
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The New York Jets travel to Heinz Field to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 48.5. The Jets are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-1-0. The Steelers have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick finished with 261 yards through the air for New York last week. He completed 23 passes out of 41 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Jets were led in rushing by Matt Forte, who finished with 27 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Brandon Marshall was the team leader in receiving with a total of 89 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game New York got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 305 yards for the game. The Jets ran for 58 yards on 20 attempts.
Ben Roethlisberger finished with 300 yards passing for Pittsburgh last week. He went 22 for 27, resulting in a 81% completion percentage. The Steelers were led on the ground by Le'Veon Bell, who finished with 144 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Sammie Coates led the team in receiving with 79 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Pittsburgh had 18 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 55 total plays for 436 yards for the contest. The Steelers ran for 149 yards on 26 carries as a team.
New York scores 20 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 22nd in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 39 attempts for a 56% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 248 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 20th in the league. The Jets run for an average of 113 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 11th in the league. They also run 67 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 361 yards per game, ranking their offense 15th overall this season. The Jets average 22 first downs per game which ranks them 11th in the NFL. They accumulate 55 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 26th in the league.
New York allows 285 passing yards per game, ranking 26th, and they allow 26 points per contest on defense, which ranks 21st. They give up 23 completions on 32 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 72%. The Jets allow 70 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for an average of 3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 2nd in the NFL. New York allows 355 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 16th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 58.2 yards per game, ranking them 8th among NFL teams.
Pittsburgh averages 27 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 8th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. They throw for 262 yards through the air per game, ranking them 12th. The Steelers run for an average of 112 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 13th on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 375 yards per game, ranking them 10th in the league on offense. The Steelers get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 20th. They average 70 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 23rd in the NFL.
Pittsburgh allows an average of 317 passing yards per game, which ranks 30th in the league. Their defense overall allows 20 points per contest, which has them ranked 12th. They give up 29 completions on 45 attempts for a completion percentage of 64% per game. The Steelers allow 78 rushing yards per contest on 20 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 4th in the NFL. Pittsburgh allows 395 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 27th in the league. They force 7.8 penalties for 56.2 yards in each contest, ranking 23rd.
New York Betting Trends
New York is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
New York has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/04/16 CB Buster Skrine Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/02/16 CB Darrelle Revis Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/02/16 WR Jalin Marshall Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
10/02/16 RB Matt Forte Leg injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/30/16 WR Eric Decker Shoulder out indefinitely
09/29/16 DE Lawrence Thomas Shoulder IR
08/28/16 WR Devin Smith ACL PUP
10/02/16 LB Anthony Chickillo Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
10/02/16 C Cody Wallace Knee "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
10/02/16 G Ramon Foster Chest "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
10/02/16 S Robert Golden Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
10/02/16 FB Roosevelt Nix Back "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
10/02/16 LB Ryan Shazier Knee "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
10/02/16 WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Shoulder injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
10/02/16 WR Eli Rogers Toe "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
10/02/16 LB Jarvis Jones Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
10/02/16 T Marcus Gilbert Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
09/05/16 LB Bud Dupree Groin IR
08/31/16 TE Ladarius Green Headache PUP
08/17/16 QB Bruce Gradkowski Hamstring IR
08/11/16 WR Martavis Bryant Suspension out for season
08/02/16 CB Senquez Golson Foot out indefinitely
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