Week 3 NFL Picks - Take Steelers To Cover In Close One Over Eagles

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Doug Upstone

Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:57 PM GMT

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2016 5:57 PM GMT

If you are betting NFL football, three weeks ago, this Keystone State clash sounded about as interesting as hanging out with Keith Stone and drinking Keystone Light beer during the game. (Google it)

Philadelphia was already being picked last, then they trade San Bradford, thus making it clear the Eagles were in full retooling mode with a brand new head coach and quarterback.

Funny thing this NFL football, it can change very quickly. What looked like an easy win for Pittsburgh has turned into a competitive battle with the NFL odds at SportsBetting (75% NFL Signup Bonuses) having the Steelers at -3.5, with total of 46.

Here is your game breakdown from handicapper who is 8-1 this season at this locale in the NFL.

 

Why Philadelphia Is Winning
The Eagles like Pittsburgh is 2-0, but they are the only team in the NFL that has a pair of victories by double digits. And while naysayers will point to only whipping Cleveland and Chicago, would anyone have bet a $200 to win $5,000 that could have occurred?

Doug Pederson has done a superior job in formulating a team. As ESPN's Jon Gruden pointed out Monday, Pederson has all 53 players involved in the game and some at more than their normal jobs. This creates interest among the players, makes them excited to practice and has everyone in tune.

Carson Wentz looks the part of an NFL quarterback and has command of the huddle. It is clear Wentz has won over veteran leaders like Darren Sproles and Brent Celek, which has made transition far less complicated.

 

Pittsburgh Will Attack on Multiple Fronts
The Steelers have looked like a team ready to return to Super Bowl. Offensively, they might be without a peer with Ben Roethlisberger at the controls. In this game, Pittsburgh will probe the Philadelphia defense with the run and pass and look to find weaknesses by the second quarter.

Having such a good offensive line makes this possible, making the war in the trenches worth watching.

After two games, there is a small book on Wentz and the Steelers defense will look to blitz him up the middle and have defensive ends stay wide, to see if he still keeps his head up to look to throw or starts watching for oncoming defenders.

 

How This Plays Out
While I could not be any more impressed with the Eagles, Pittsburgh is the better overall team. This is not going to be a rout, but the Steelers can disrupt Philly in more ways and it is not lost on me for NFL picks the Eagles are 0-6 ATS after two or more covers and again 0-6 ATS after scoring 25 or more points in consecutive games the last few years. Pittsburgh by 6.

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Free NFL Football Picks: Pittsburgh covers -3.5
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