|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The Patriots are coming off an upset vs. Cleveland last Sunday, where they lost 14-34, so they are looking for a big win in their second consecutive road game, this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers, on the other hand, too the win last weekend against the Bengals at 27-21, and will try to keep up the momentum at home against one of the strongest teams in the NFL. When betting on football note that the Pats have a new injury to deal with. Faced with the very real possibility the thigh injury sustained by Stephen Gostkowski on Sunday could cause the kicker to miss time, the Patriots look to be turning their attention to finding a temporary replacement. It looks like they will sign Shayne Graham to handle their kicking duties while Stephen Gostkowski recovers from a quad injury, the Boston Herald reported Tuesday, citing a league source.
The Steelers also have a few injuries to deal with this week. Steelers safety Will Allen and running backs Mewelde Moore and Isaac Redman sustained concussions during Monday night's game in Cincinnati and must pass tests before being cleared to play. They expect to place starting left tackle Max Starks on injured reserve Wednesday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Starks suffered a significant neck injury during Monday night's 27-21 victory at Cincinnati. He will need surgery to repair a disc injury in his neck and will miss the rest of the season, leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers without both of their starting offensive tackles.
According to Sportsbook, the Steelers are the minus 4.5 point home favorites, with the total over under listed at 45 in Sportsbook.