Steelers vs Broncos NFL Week 2 Betting Odds

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Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Week 2 Odds

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A lot of contenders didn’t take care of business in Week 1, but the Pittsburgh Steelers showed that they are a team to reckon with in 2020. This defense is an elite unit that should be one of the best in the NFL throughout the year barring injury, and the offense looks solid once more with Ben Roethlisberger back under center. That has led to the Steelers being one of the biggest favorites per the NFL betting odds when they host the Denver Broncos in Week 2.

2020 Pittsburgh Steelers at a Glance

Super Bowl Odds: +1750

AFC Championship Odds: +875

Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2 Odds

Pittsburgh Steelers -7.5

Denver Broncos +7.5

Total 41.5

Pittsburgh Steelers Week 2 Matchup

Denver is going to find it very difficult to run on Pittsburgh in this game. The Steelers allowed just 1.5 YPC against the Giants on Monday night, and this front seven is stacked with talent. Cam Heyward and T.J. Watt are both First Team All-Pros that showed their versatility by picking off Daniel Jones in Week 1, and the linebacking corps is absurd with Bud Dupree and Devin Bush continually making plays.

The Broncos did have some success running the ball against Tennessee in their game, and there’s no doubt that Vic Fangio wants to at least find some balance in the offense with second-year QB Drew Lock entrenched as the starter. Denver doesn’t want to have to ask Lock to beat this defense through the air, as the only time he has thrown more than 35 passes in a game in his career ended up being his worst outing by a landslide.

Lock didn’t have two of his top targets in Week 1, but he is hoping they return to the field for this one. Courtland Sutton missed the MNF game with a shoulder injury, while K.J. Hamler sat out with a hamstring issue. Sutton is considered questionable, while Hamler is probable.

If those two receivers play, Pittsburgh’s secondary could have some trouble with this passing game. Jerry Jeudy was seen as the most talented receiver in this year’s draft class by most experts, and Noah Fant was a first-round tight end last year. The Steelers only have one great defensive back in safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, as both cornerbacks are a bit suspect.

We saw Tennessee have some decent success moving the ball against Denver’s defense last week, so Pittsburgh should find a good deal of positive plays given they have a better quarterback and receiving corps. This Broncos’ defense is still reeling from the loss of Von Miller, and top cornerback A.J. Bouye will miss this game too.

With Bouye out, Bryce Callahan and Davontae Harris will be Denver’s starting cornerbacks. Callahan didn’t play a snap in 2019, and Harris is still somewhat inexperienced although he saw action in all 16 games last year. Roethlisberger has the potential to throw for 300 yards on this unit.

Pittsburgh Steelers Week 1 Recap

It was clear that Ben Roethlisberger needed some time to shake out the cobwebs in Week 1 against the New York Giants. Big Ben looked a bit uncomfortable in the pocket for the first couple drives, and he was out of sync with his receivers. Then, it all came together, and he looked like the quarterback of old. He completed 21 of 32 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns in his first game in almost a year, while standing tall in the pocket and being difficult to bring down.

His return was the panacea this offense needed. JuJu Smith-Schuster looked like his old self with six receptions for 69 yards and two touchdowns, while the ground game picked up big yards with Benny Snell Jr. carrying the ball 19 times for 113 yards on the evening.

The defense was outstanding throughout the night too. While Daniel Jones had some success early, he also threw two interceptions and tacked on a good chunk of his yards in garbage time. Pittsburgh held the Giants to under 300 total yards of offense, and their performance against Saquon Barkley and the run game was spectacular. Barkley carried the ball 15 times for a total of six yards against this front.

Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule & Results

Week 1 at New York Giants W 26-16 1-0
Week 2 vs Denver Broncos Sunday, September 20 1:00 PM (CBS)
Week 3 vs Houston Texans Sunday, September 27 1:00 PM (CBS)
Week 4 at Tennessee Titans Sunday, October 4 4:25 PM (CBS)
Week 5 vs Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, October 11 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 6 vs Cleveland Browns Sunday, October 18 4:25 PM (CBS)
Week 7 at Baltimore Ravens Sunday, October 25 4:25 PM (CBS)
Week 9 at Dallas Cowboys Sunday, November 8 4:25 PM (CBS)
Week 10 vs Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, November 15 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 11 at Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, November 22 1:00 PM (CBS)
Week 12 vs Baltimore Ravens Thursday, November 26 8:20 PM (NBC)
Week 13 vs Washington Redskins Sunday, December 6 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 14 at Buffalo Bills Sunday, December 13 8:20 PM (NBC)
Week 15 at Cincinnati Bengals Monday, December 21 8:15 PM (ESPN)
Week 16 vs Indianapolis Colts Sunday, December 27 1:00 PM (CBS)
Week 17 at Cleveland Browns Sunday, January 3 1:00 PM (CBS)
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Steelers Past Seasons (2000)

2019 8-8 None
2018 9-6-1 None
2017 13-3 Lost Divisional Round
2016 11-5 Lost Conference Championship
2015 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2014 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2013 8-8 None
2012 8-8 None
2011 12-4 Lost Wild Card Round
2010 12-4 Lost Super Bowl
2009 9-7 None
2008 12-4 Won Super Bowl
2007 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2006 8-8 None
2005 11-5 Won Super Bowl
2004 15-1 Lost Conference Championship
2003 6-10 None
2002 10-5-1 Lost Divisional Round
2001 13-3 Lost Conference Championship
2000 9-7 None

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