The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to bounce back in the win column as they journey to face the New England Patriots in a week nine NFL pro football game set for Sunday afternoon.
Kick off time from New England is set for 4:25PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS TV.
The point spread from this NFL game has the home team New England Patriots favored by –7 points with the over under line of 44 points. Bettors playing on New England on the money line will lay –330 odds with the return on Pittsburgh at +250 odds on the money line.
Pittsburgh has dropped to 2-5 on the season following a 21-18 road loss last week to the Oakland Raiders as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended under 40 points. The Steelers could not overcome a 21-3 first half deficit.
The team gained just 276 yards offensively with 35 rushing on 19 carries. Ben Roethlisberger completed 29 of 45 passes for 275 yards with a touchdown and two picks. Pittsburgh had two turnovers and took three away from the Raiders. On defense they give up 279 yards to the Oakland offense with 197 rushing on 38 carries.
New England moved to 4-0 on the 2013 campaign following a 27-17 home victory last week to the Miami Dolphins as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The game landed under 46 ½ points. The Patriots overcame a 17-3 first half defict.
They gained 252 offensive yards with 152 rushing on 37 carries. Tom Brady passed for 116 yards as he completed 13 of 22 throws with a touchdown and pick. They get into the end zone three times in four trips inside the twenty. Defensively the team allowed Miami 301 yards of offense with 156 to their ground attack on 31 rushes. New England had a +2 turnover margin in the win.