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N.Y. Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Free Gambling Prediction & Week 2 Preview

Jets vs Steelers NFL Football Spread/Handicapping

What preseason?  While testing levels of ineptitude last month the Jets soared last week against Buffalo.  We all thought this team couldn’t be that bad but can they really be this good either.

New York Jets (1-0) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1)
Sunday September 16
Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, PA
Moneyline:  Pittsburgh -235, Jets +135
Spread:  Pittsburgh -5
O/U:  42

Matchup | Preview

New York Jets

But wait a minute, were they really?

Or were they like so many other teams that burst out of the gate benefitted by a lopsided turnover margin.

The defense let CJ Spiller average more than 10 yards a carry.

That can’t be good for a team that prides itself on defense.

But the offense might not be as bad as feared.  Tim Tebow was a non-factor but QB Mark Sanchez had one of his better days as a pro tossing 3 scores and just one pick.  Maybe even more important was that receiver Stephen Hill, another rookie with an impressive debut, has proven to be more than just a physical freak.

Sanchez is not as bad as people think but I also believe you have to surround him with talent to make it work.

What are these Jets?  Odds are they are not the offensive juggernaut we saw last week so what to expect on the road at Pittsburgh.  These teams met twice two season ago splitting both (in Pittsburgh).  Oddly, the final margin in both contests was the same as the 5 point number currently listed.

It doesn’t seem right to think the Jets are going to pull this one out against a highly motivated Steelers team.


Like every other 0-1 team the Steelers have their backs against it and will be facing a Jets team that couldn’t be any looser right now.  Last week they lost to the new Manning led Broncos but that game was definitely closer than the final 12 point margin that gave Denver the easy cover. [soliloquy id=”82219″]

Despite not being able to run the ball well Pittsburgh dominated in time of possession.  They just never went anywhere with 8 penalties in the contest.

Pittsburgh was very methodical against Denver last week.  Perhaps it was by design playing the first game of the year at altitude but I would have liked to see more pace for them.   At home and now desperate I think we should see some more bounce in their step.

The will especially look to establish the run after seeing Buffalo gash the Jets defense.  These guys don’t often lose at home.

As mentioned earlier it is funny that 5 points was the margin of victory the last time these two teams played.

I would have thought the number might have been three after last week but clearly the linesmakers are looking to challenge and force answering the following questions:

  • Just how good are the Jets?
  • Are the Steelers going to take a step back this year?
  • I think we will get a little closer to reality for both teams this week.

Spread Pick:  Pittsburgh -5
O/U Pick:  Over
Score Prediction:  Pittsburgh 27 – New York 20

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