Week 11 Betting Angle & Analysis: Pittsburgh Steelers Fly To LA For An Important AFC Battle

The Pittsburg Steelers fly to Tinseltown to battle the Los Angelos Chargers in a match-up of two of the current three AFC wild card teams.

Two AFC playoff contenders meet on Sunday Night Football after disappointing showings in Week 10. The Pittsburgh Steelers fly to Tinseltown to battle the Los Angeles Chargers in a match-up of two of the current three AFC wild card teams.

The tie with the Detroit Lions put Pittsburgh at 5-3-1, fifth in the AFC, and a half-game back of Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North. Los Angeles holds the final wild card as the seventh seed and is now a game behind the Kansas City Chiefs in the West with a 5-5 record.

Unlike some NFL action this week, the spread in this game is all over the board of every PA online sportsbook:

  • The Steelers will enter as underdogs on the road, available at +5, +5.5, and +6.
  • The total varies as well, from 46.5 to 47.5.

Steelers vs Chargers – Week 11 NFL Preview

  • ATS Records: Steelers 3-6, Chargers 5-4
  • Total Records for Overs: Steelers 2-6-1, Chargers 3-5-0

There’s a fairly obvious reason for the line favoring the Chargers: the unknown status of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. When he was ruled out Sunday against Detroit due to COVID-19, the line dropped 3.5 points on some sites. Mason Rudolph had a nice day with 242 yards in the 16-16 tie. However, there’s certainly something missing in confidence and execution without 7 under center. Pittsburgh didn’t help its cause with the only turnovers of the game (3), including the one that ended any chance of winning in overtime. 

Los Angeles had a chance to keep pace with the Chiefs but lost at home to the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota had over 36 minutes of ball control and 381 total yards in a 27-20 win where they led most of the way. They may be short a couple of big names, as Joey Bosa and Jerry Tillery entered COVID-19 protocol Tuesday. 

The Chargers will challenge the Steelers defense. Justin Herbert will look to bounce back from an off game. They have a dynamic weapon in Austin Ekeler out of the backfield. Their wide receivers are good. 

Steelers vs Chargers – Week 11 X-Factor

A key to a Steelers victory, with or without Big Ben (but especially without), will be feeding Najee Harris. He has done very well establishing himself as a three-down back in this league as a rookie.

Talented offenses like the Chargers do far less damage when on the bench. Los Angeles is prone to giving up yards on the ground. Handoffs on first and second down will not only slow the pass rush but also lessen the likelihood of a long throw needed on third down to prolong a drive, which has been a recent issue.

Looking Ahead: NFL Futures, As Of Week 11

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Philadelphia Eagles & New Orleans Saints Battle For That Last NFC Wild Card Spot

Could this be Nick Sirianni’s first win at Lincoln Financial Field? The PA sportsbook oddsmakers say YES. Here’s why…

Could this be the week Nick Sirianni finally gets to celebrate a win in the home locker room? The Philadelphia Eagles welcome the New Orleans Saints to Lincoln Financial Field Sunday in a game with, somehow, playoff implications. It’s Week 11 and it’s Eagles vs Saints… who you got?

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The Saints sit at 5-4, in the sixth position in the NFC, holding a Wild Card slot. The Eagles are 4-6, a game out of the final Wild Card spot currently held by Carolina. Three 4-5 teams sit ahead of Philly in the standings. 

The Eagles enter the game 1.5-point favorites at most PA sports betting apps, despite entering 0-4 at home so far this year (they haven’t won at the Linc since beating the Saints in December).

Game Preview – New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles 

  • ATS Records: Eagles 5-5, Saints 5-4
  • Totals Records for Overs: Eagles 5-5, Saints 5-4

It’s early in the week so a lot of the PA sportsbook line movements might come down to who will be available for Sunday. Both teams are hoping to have their marquee running backs. Alvin Kamara missed the Saints’ loss to Tennessee in Week 10, while Miles Sanders has been on the IR since getting injured in Las Vegas.

While Sanders has been on the injured reserve, the Eagles have been able to do the one thing fans screamed at the first-year head coach to do: RUN THE BALL.

Jordan Howard and Boston Scott have done well in getting the Eagles two wins on the road, mostly by running north-south, between the tackles. Sanders has a tendency to dance at the line and try to cut back, which has been not as effective with this offensive line.

After the injury to Jamies Winston against Tampa Bay, the Saints have dropped their last two. Kamara is the catalyst to this offense and is very dangerous in rushing and passing schemes. Other than Kamara, there’s not much scary in the Saints’ offensive huddle. If the Eagles can build on the successful defensive effort in Denver, allowing just 13 points in six drives where the Broncos possessed inside the Eagles’ 25, they should be able to control the game.

Saints vs. Eagles Week 11 X-Factor

While the Titans controlled most of the game Sunday, the Saints were able to fight back into contention during the fourth quarter. However, two missed extra points foiled the comeback, forcing a two-point play to try and tie the game late.

If the contest swings on the kicking game, the Eagles should have the edge. Jake Elliott has been better this season, 14 of 16 on field-goal attempts and converting all 25 extra points. K’von Wallace’s blocked field goal in the third quarter will also likely be on the Saints’ minds.

NFL Week 11 Betting Odds Around The League

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