Monday, September 12, 2016
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The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Washington Redskins on Monday, September 12, 2016 at FedExField. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 50. Last season the Steelers were 9-6-3 against the spread and their over/under record was 6-12-0. The Redskins had an over/under record of 10-7-0 and they were 9-8-0 against the spread.
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Pittsburgh scored 26 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 4th in the NFL. In the passing department, they averaged 24 passes on 37 attempts for a 65% percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 288 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 3rd in the league. The Steelers ran for an average of 108 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranked them 15th in the NFL. They also ran 63 plays per contest and averaged 6.3 yards per play for an average of 395 yards per game, ranking their offense 3rd overall last season. The Steelers averaged 21 first downs per game which ranked them 7th in the league. They accumulated 58.2 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties, which ranked 26th in the NFL.
Pittsburgh allowed 272 passing yards per game, ranking 30th in the league, and they allowed 20 points per contest on defense, which ranked 11th. They gave up 25 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64%. The Steelers allowed 91 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for a 3.8 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 6th in the NFL. Pittsburgh allowed 363 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 21st in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.9 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 7.4 penalties for 73.7 yards per game, ranking them 26th among all teams in the league.
Washington averaged 24 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 10th in the NFL. In the passing department, they completed 24 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 69% percent completion percentage. They threw for 256 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 11th. The Redskins ran for an average of 98 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 20th on the ground. They also ran 63 plays per game and averaged 5.6 yards per play for a total of 354 yards per game, ranking them 17th in the league on offense. The Redskins got an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranked 16th. They averaged 51.9 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, ranking them 12th in the NFL.
Washington allowed an average of 258 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 25th in the league. Their defense overall allowed 24 points per contest, which had them ranked 17th. They gave up 22 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 63% per game. The Redskins allowed 123 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 4.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 26th in the NFL. Washington allowed 381 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranked 28th in the league. They forced 1.7 turnovers per contest and 6.8 penalties for 57.5 yards in each contest, ranking 17th.
Ben Roethlisberger finished the playoff loss to the Broncos with 339 yards through the air for Pittsburgh. He completed 24 passes out of 37 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. Martavis Bryant led the Steelers in rushing with 40 yards. He averaged 20 yards per carry on his 2 rushing attempts for the game. Martavis Bryant led the team in receiving. He had a total of 154 yards on 9 receptions for an average of 17 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Pittsburgh totaled 396 yards by way of 59 plays. They rushed the ball 19 times for a total of 85 yards on the game and the Steelers totaled 16 first downs by getting 4 rushing, 10 passing and 2 by penalty.
Kirk Cousins finished the playoff loss to the Packers with 329 yards through the air for Washington. He completed 29 passes out of 46 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. Alfred Morris led the Redskins in rushing with 50 yards. He averaged 5 yards per carry on his 11 rushing attempts for the game. Jordan Reed led the team in receiving. He had a total of 120 yards on 9 receptions for an average of 13 yards per catch in the game. Washington totaled 354 yards by way of 70 plays. They rushed the ball 18 times for a total of 84 yards on the game and the Redskins totaled 20 first downs by getting 5 rushing, 14 passing and 1 by penalty.
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh was 6-12-0 against the over/under last season
Pittsburgh had an ATS record of 9-6-3 last season
Washington Betting Trends
Washington was 10-7-0 against the over/under last season
Washington had an ATS record of 9-8-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
09/07/16 DT Daniel McCullers Knee "?" Monday vs. Washington
09/07/16 DT Javon Hargrave Quad "?" Monday vs. Washington
09/07/16 CB Justin Gilbert Concussion "?" Monday vs. Washington
09/07/16 WR Markus Wheaton Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Washington
09/07/16 DE Ricardo Mathews Neck "?" Monday vs. Washington
09/05/16 LB Bud Dupree Groin IR
09/01/16 T Marcus Gilbert Elbow "?" Monday vs. Washington
08/31/16 TE Ladarius Green Headache PUP
08/28/16 DE Cameron Heyward Ankle probable Monday vs. Washington
08/19/16 RB Le'Veon Bell Suspension expected to miss first 3 games
08/17/16 QB Bruce Gradkowski Hamstring out indefinitely
08/11/16 WR Martavis Bryant Suspension out for season
08/02/16 CB Senquez Golson Foot out indefinitely
09/07/16 RB Chris Thompson Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Pittsburgh
09/07/16 RB Matt Jones Shoulder is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Pittsburgh
09/07/16 LB Steven Daniels Shoulder expected to miss Monday vs. Pittsburgh
09/05/16 WR Josh Doctson Achilles "?" Monday vs. Pittsburgh
08/31/16 TE Derek Carrier Knee PUP
08/31/16 RB Keith Marshall Elbow IR
07/26/16 LB Junior Galette Achilles out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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