NFL Betting Lines: Redskins vs. Steelers

October 26, 2012 NFL Football

On Sunday afternoon, the Washington Redskins make a short trip to Pennsylvania to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gametime in Heinz Field is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM ET, with regional coverage to be provided by FOX.

The Redskins are coming off of a loss on the road to the New York Giants, 27-23. Up 23-20 in the fourth quarter, the Skins gave up a touchdown in the final 1:13, to put the Giants ahead for good. The Redskins held a 248-64 edge in rushing yards, but committed 4 turnovers. Those included 3 lost fumbles and 1 interception. QB Robert Griffin III threw 20-of-28, for 258 yards, and 2 touchdowns. He also racked up 89 rushing yards. Start your NFL Wagers on Redskins vs. Steelers Game.

The Steelers come into this game off of a win on the road over the Cincinnati Bengals, 24-17. The Steelers held a 22-11 edge in first downs, a 264-105 edge in passing yards, and a 167-80 edge in rushing yards. While they committed 2 turnovers, they held onto the ball for 15 more minutes than Cincinnati. QB Ben Roethlisberger threw 27-of-37, for 278 yards, and 1 touchdown. This was Pittsburgh’s first road win of the season.

The Redskins are 7-0 ATS after suffering a SU loss but covering the spread. The Redskins are 4-3 ATS on the season, and 3-0 ATS as the away underdog. In Steelers games, the home team is 10-3 lately, with the only misses coming by 3, 1 ½, and 5 ½ points. They are 2-4 ATS overall, and 1-1 ATS as a home favorite. Check the NFL Lines for Redskins vs. Steelers Game.

These two teams have met just twice since 2001, with the Steelers winning both of those. Their last meeting, in November 2008, resulted in a 23-6 Pittsburgh victory. In that one, the Skins were 2 ½ point favorites. In a November 2004 matchup, the Steelers won 16-7 in a game in which they were 10 ½ point favorites.

For this weekend’s game, SBG Sportsbook has installed the Steelers as 4 ½ point home favorites. The over/under is set at 47 ½ points.

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