Sunday, September 25, 2016
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Lincoln Financial Field to play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 46.5. The Steelers are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread.
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Ben Roethlisberger finished with 259 yards through the air for Pittsburgh last week. He completed 19 passes out of 37 attempts for a 51% completion percentage. The Steelers were led in rushing by DeAngelo Williams, who finished with 94 yards on 32 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Sammie Coates was the team leader in receiving with a total of 97 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 49 yards per reception. As a team in that game Pittsburgh got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 374 yards for the game. The Steelers ran for 124 yards on 36 attempts.
Carson Wentz finished with 190 yards passing for Philadelphia last week. He went 21 for 34, resulting in a 62% completion percentage. The Eagles were led on the ground by Darren Sproles, who finished with 40 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Jordan Matthews led the team in receiving with 71 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Philadelphia had 21 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 280 yards for the contest. The Eagles ran for 100 yards on 32 carries as a team.
Pittsburgh scores 31 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 4th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 37 attempts for a 62% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 270 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 12th in the league. The Steelers run for an average of 136 yards per game on 33 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 6th in the league. They also run 71 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 406 yards per game, ranking their offense 8th overall this season. The Steelers average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 14th in the NFL. They accumulate 67.5 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, which ranks 25th in the league.
Pittsburgh allows 348 passing yards per game, ranking 31st, and they allow 16 points per contest on defense, which ranks 8th. They give up 31 completions on 49 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Steelers allow 51 rushing yards per game on 15 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 2nd in the NFL. Pittsburgh allows 398 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 22nd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7 penalties for 43 yards per game, ranking them 18th among NFL teams.
Philadelphia averages 29 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 8th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. They throw for 225 yards through the air per game, ranking them 24th. The Eagles run for an average of 117 yards per game on 33 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 10th on the ground. They also run 71 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 342 yards per game, ranking them 21st in the league on offense. The Eagles get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 10th. They average 40 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 17th in the NFL.
Philadelphia allows an average of 194 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 5th in the league. Their defense overall allows 12 points per contest, which has them ranked 2nd. They give up 17 completions on 28 attempts for a completion percentage of 61% per game. The Eagles allow 92 rushing yards per contest on 20 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 10th in the NFL. Philadelphia allows 286 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 4th in the league. They force 5.5 penalties for 37.5 yards in each contest, ranking 7th.
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Philadelphia Betting Trends
Philadelphia is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Philadelphia has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 C Cody Wallace Knee "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
09/18/16 WR Markus Wheaton Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
09/18/16 FB Roosevelt Nix Back "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
09/05/16 LB Bud Dupree Groin IR
08/31/16 TE Ladarius Green Headache PUP
08/19/16 RB Le'Veon Bell Suspension expected to miss first 3 games
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
09/20/16 T Lane Johnson Possible Suspension probable Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/19/16 WR Bryce Treggs Knee "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/19/16 CB Leodis McKelvin Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/19/16 TE Zach Ertz Ribs "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/02/16 DE Alex McCalister Calf IR
09/02/16 LB Joe Walker Knee IR
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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