The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to salvage their season with a brutal road matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. Here are the odds and predictions for Week 8.
The Steelers desperately needed a win on Sunday Night Football in Week 7 in order to stay in the hunt in the AFC North. While they obviously aren’t eliminated from the playoffs this early in the season, a win against the Dolphins would have kept them afloat with a 3-4 record. Instead, Pittsburgh falls to 2-5 on the season entering Week 8.
Now Mike Tomlin’s team has a brutal road matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. The 6-0 Eagles are the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL, and nearly every statistical metric shows that they have been one of the most well-rounded teams this year.
The Steelers, meanwhile, have managed a dismal 14.4 offensive points per game this season. In Week 8, Philadelphia will try to stay one step ahead in the NFC while Pittsburgh looks to avoid a dreaded 2-6 record before the bye week. Here are the odds and our predictions for the Steelers vs Eagles in Week 8:
Steelers vs Eagles Odds Week 8
As you can imagine, the Pittsburgh Steelers are sizable road underdogs against the Eagles this week. According to Fanduel Sportsbook, Tomlin’s team is currently +10.5 against the spread. Pittsburgh has a moneyline of +410 and the over/under for this contest is currently set at 43.5 points.
Steelers vs Eagles Prediction Week 8
Even though their backs are against the wall and Mike Tomlin’s team has had lots of success in the past as underdogs, it would be unwise to take the Pittsburgh Steelers in this contest — especially considering what we’ve seen from this team offensively all season.
Despite making the switch at quarterback from Mitch Trubisky to Kenny Pickett, things have not even remotely improved. Over the past three games, Pittsburgh is averaging just 11.0 points per contest, via Pro Football Reference. Defensively, they have allowed 72 points during this span (24.0 per game). Now they will face the most difficult opponent they have seen since getting slaughtered by the Buffalo Bills in Week 5.
This is an insanely hard matchup for the Steelers this week, and unfortunately, we don’t believe that Pittsburgh is going to come away with a miraculous win. We like the Eagles to cover the spread this week at -115 with a final score prediction of 27-16.