And just like that, the Philadelphia Eagles are on top of the horrible NFC East division after getting their first win of the season last Sunday. Up next for them is a huge challenge on the road, as they face the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Steelers are undefeated – and well-rested. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Philadelphia Eagles vs Pittsburgh Steelers Regular Season Week 5 Game on October 11, 2020
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
When: Sunday, October 11, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Philadelphia Eagles (+7)
Regular Season Record: 1-2-1
The Eagles finally scored a win this season after beating the San Francisco 49ers on the road last Sunday, 25-20. Working alongside a number of backups, Wentz managed to come up with 193 passing yards and a touchdown with an interception on 18-of-28 completions. It was not a spectacular performance but Wentz did just enough with the quality of talent around him to march the Eagles downfield. It was Wentz’s best performance so far this season, and it should set him up well for a date with the Steelers’ stout defense. With a win in the bag at last for the Eagles, the team hopes that the confidence it brings will get them somewhere against the Steelers on the road. But it would be better for the Eagles if they get at least a couple of healthy bodies back, especially on offense. The Eagles are hoping DeSean Jackson will be able to play after missing Week 4 with a hamstring injury.
The under is 2-0 in the Eagles’ last two games overall.
Betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers (-7)
Regular Season Record: 3-0
The Steelers must be so raring to get back on the field after their scheduled meeting in Week 4 with the Tennessee Titans has been postponed due to COVID-19 cases on the Titans team. If the Steelers are the same team that showed up in the first three weeks and are not significantly affected by the rust of a long layoff, then the Eagles should be very wary of Pittsburgh, particularly its defense. The Eagles are missing plenty of key bodies on their offensive line and it took another hit in Week 4 with right tackle Lane Johnson hurting his ankle. Johnson was able to return to the 49ers game, but he might be below 100 percent when he tries to fend off Pittsburgh’s pass rush that’s No. 1 in the league in sack percentage (12.3). The Steelers are fourth in the league in scoring defense with 19.3 points allowed per game and second in total defense with just 290.0 total yards surrendered per contest.
The Steelers are 4-2 against the spread in their last six games at home.
The Steelers win, 30-17.
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