The Pittsburgh Steelers rebounded from their 34-3 beating two weeks ago to the Philadelphia Eagles to demolish the Kansas City Chiefs 43-14 at home at Heinz Field last weekend. They’re back at home this Sunday, October 9th when they take on the New York Jets. The Steelers improved to 3-1 on the season and share top spot in the AFC North with Baltimore. The Jets have dropped two straight after Seattle downed them 27-17 at home last week. They’re now 1-3 on the year and tied with the Miami Dolphins for bottom spot in the AFC East.
Jets vs Steelers: Bovada NFL Betting Line:
- Bovada lists Pittsburgh at -7.5 points at -105 with the Jets +7.5 points at -115, the over/under is 48 points with both listed at -110
Jets vs Steelers Betting Trends:
New York Jets:
- Season record: 1-3 SU, 1-2-1 ATS
- The Jets are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
- The Jets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Jets last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Jets last 5 games on the road
- The Jets are 8-15 SU in their last 23 games on the road
- The Jets are 2-4-2 ATS in their last 8 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the NY Jets last 15 games when playing Pittsburgh
- The Jets are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games when playing Pittsburgh
- The Jets are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games when playing Pittsburgh
- The Jets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
- The Jets are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
- Season record: 1-3 SU, 1-2-1 ATS
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games
- The Steelers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games at home
- The Steelers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
- The Steelers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home
- The Steelers are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games when playing NY Jets
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh’s last 15 games when playing NY Jets
- The Steelers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against NY Jets
New York Jets – A Closer Look:
Jets’ quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been struggling mightily recently as he’s been picked off nine times in his last two outings. Half a dozen of these came against the Chiefs two games ago and he threw three more interceptions in the loss to Seattle last week. Fitzpatrick needs to regain his focus if the Jets have any shot at downing the Steelers this Sunday and has to target his top receiver Brandon Marshall. The quarterback may also want to try handing the ball to running back Matt Forte to gain some yardage on the ground.
The 30-year-old Forte showed he still has it when he scored three touchdowns and ran for 100 yards in the Jets’ week 2 victory over Buffalo. Defensively, the Jets are an average team when defending the pass as they allow 288 yards against per contest this season. However, they’re pretty good at defending the rush as they’re giving up just 70 yards per week on average. If they can hold the Steelers to under 1200 yards they’ll have a better chance and they’ll need to put the pressure on Ben Roethlisberger. The Jets have gone 4-4-2 ATS and 5-5 straight up on their past 10 road trips.
Pittsburgh Steelers – A Closer Look:
The Steelers made sure they didn’t drop two in a row last week by playing with a lot of determination in their rout over Kansas City. Pittsburgh jumped out to a 36-0 lead and took their opponents down 43-14. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger led the onslaught with five touchdown passes and he has some fine targets in receivers Antonio Brown and Sammie Coates. The latter has recorded five games of at least 40-plus yards in receiving so far this year to lead the league in that department.
Big Ben has tossed for three touchdowns and over 300 yards in three of Pittsburgh’s four contests in the 2016/17 campaign. The Steelers’ ground game is also stronger with running back Le’Veon Bell back in the lineup. Bell ran for 144-yards against Kansas City and is bound to give the Jets a hard time. The Steelers’ defense has been rather quiet with just five sacks and a pair of pick offs to their name, but must be confident considering the way Fitzpatrick has been throwing the ball away lately. Pittsburgh is currently riding a six-game winning streak at Heinz Field and are 4-1-1 ATS in that stretch.
Next up for both teams:
- New York Jets at Arizona Monday, October 17
- Pittsburgh at Miami Sunday, October 16
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