NFL Betting Predictions: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Denver Broncos
Great weekend of NFL Wild Card playoff games, and now we are going to take a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers traveling to play against the Denver Broncos. BetDSI Sportsbook current Live Lines have the Pittsbrugh Steelers as -8 point favorites over the Denver Broncos.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have won 12 games this year averaging only 20 points a game, and only way you do that is by having the best defense allowing a league low 14 points a matchup. Quarterback Ben Roethlesberger threw for 4077 yards this year with 21 touchdowns to 14 interceptions. The teams leading rusher Rashard Mendenhal will not be playing due to inury leaving Isaac Redman to take up most of the carries, he had 110 rushes for 479 and 3 touchdowns this yeah. Mike Wallace led Pittsburgh in receiving this year with 72 catches for 1193 yards and 8 scores.
The Steel Curtain defense had 35 sacks, 11 interceptions, and 10 forced fumbles this year. Free Safety Ryan Clark led the team with 100 tackles whil James Harrison wreacked havoc as usual getting 9 sacks and 59 tackles. Troy Polamalu had 91 tackles two interceptions. Defensivebacks Ike Taylor and William Gay both also had 2 interceptions.
The Denver Broncos had a season revival after inserting QB Tim Tebow to run the offense. Tebow threw 126 completions for 1729 yards, 12 touchdowns to 6 interceptions, he also led the team with 6 rushing touchdowns on 660 rushing yards. Willis McGahee carried the rock 249 times for 1199 yards and 4 touchdowns. Eric Decker led the team in receiving with 44 receptions for 612 yards and a 8 touchdowns.
Denver owes alot of their victories this year to their very impressive defense led by DE Elvis Durmervil 9.5 sacks, and rookie linebacker Von MIller who should be defensive rookie of the year with 11.5 sacks. The Broncos had 41 sacks and 9 interceptions on the season. They have had their issues with special teams in terms of kicking they have only hit 19/25 field goal attempts this year.
My Prediction: The Denver Broncos being led by a young QB with a much ” different ” kind of offense will just not be enough for the might of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I see the Steelers destroying the Broncos in the wild card this weekend lay the points and take Pittsburgh.
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