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Old 11-27-2008, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots NFL Betting Odds & Spread

Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots NFL Betting Odds & Spread
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Written November 27, 2008 by Jason Lowry

This Sunday the New England Patriots will look to keep things rolling this week when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game that has playoff implications for both teams. Last week the Patriots used another 400 yard performance from Matt Cassel, as New England payed revenge against the Dolphins 48-28. The Steelers kept their slim one game lead in the AFC North over the Ravens with a solid 27-10 win over the Bengals last week. If you are looking to do a little NFL betting on this game, the oddsmakers have the Patriots 1 point favorites over the Steelers at Bookmaker.com

Now you might wonder why this game is so important for the Steelers, if they are leading their division, but after facing New England this weekend the Steelers have to face the Cowboys at home and then take on the Ravens and Titans on the road before finishing off the season against rival Cleveland. Against the Bengals last week the Steelers used a solid performance from Ben Roethlisberger, who threw for 243 yards and a score, but one concern was star running back Willie Parker who just didn’t look at full strength last week and it looks like its unlikely he will be able to go this week against the Patriots. That means they will again turn to Mewelde Moore to lead the rushing attack, and considering Moore’s recent success this season it shouldn’t be too big of problem.

The Steelers defense is a big reason they are where they are this season, as they are getting outstanding play from a number of players including LaMarr Woodley, James Harrison, and Troy Polamalu. Last week Woodley chipped in with a sack and Polamalu grabbed his 5th interception of the season. This was all part of the Steelers solid effort against the Bengals where they allowed just 43 yards rushing and 168 yards through the air. This defense will try and be the first team to slow down Matt Cassel who has looked great over the last couple weeks. Bet Steelers +1 at Bookmaker.com

The Patriots come into this one riding high thanks to Cassel’s all of the sudden emergence into one of the better quarterbacks in the league this season, as he torched the Dolphins last week for 415 yards and 3 scores, all going to Randy Moss who had 125 yards receiving on the day. Cassel also hooked up with Wes Welker for 120 yards, and that wasn’t the end of it, as Cassel also had a rushing touchdown in this one. Now with the Steelers strong against the run, if the offense explodes again this weekend, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Cassel put up another huge day throwing the football, but with the Steelers defense you wouldn’t expect Cassel to get near the 400 mark for the 3rd straight week.

The Patriots defense responded well against the same Dolphins team that handed them one of their worst losses of the season at home earlier this season, as Cassel had barely seen any action by that point. That Pats had their troubles stopping the air attack of Chad Pennington, as he threw for 341 yards and 3 scores in this one, but they were solid against the run, as the Dolphins had just 62 yards on the ground. It won’t be easy against the Steelers, but you have to like the way this team has played football over the last couple weeks. Bet Patriots -1 at Bookmaker.com
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots NFL Betting Odds & Spread

Guess these bettors don't know that DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS.
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:21 PM   #3
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prolly not
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:23 AM   #4
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Sure you can like how Cassel played the last two weeks. But he sure as heck didn't play the Pittsburgh STEELERS.

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Guess these bettors don't know that DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Its funny. I hear this all the time. But of our 6 trips to the AFCCG, we had the better defense, every time and only advanced twice. Of those games, we had the better defense both times, and only once won.

So yes, defense wins championships, if it is paired with a very strong run AND PASS offense.
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I wonder if that will change now that we have Dookie we might be the favorites now.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:29 PM   #7
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Default Re: Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots NFL Betting Odds & Spread

I agree with Preacher. I have always been a bit cautious of the "defense wins championships" mantra. Having a good to great defense ala the 1985 Bears/2000 Ravens etc is nice, but your offense still has to put up points.
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Its funny. I hear this all the time. But of our 6 trips to the AFCCG, we had the better defense, every time and only advanced twice. Of those games, we had the better defense both times, and only once won.

So yes, defense wins championships, if it is paired with a very strong run AND PASS offense.
If the offense plays like dirt then the defense is on the field for too long and if the defense is on the field for too long then the defense does not play at its full potential which is exactly what happened in most of those AFCCG's. So yes, you are absolutely right, a good defense is a product of a solid offense that gives the defense plenty of rest by staying on the field with long and consistent offensive drives.

Just as the offense is the product of a good defense who always keeps the offense in the game by keeping the score close and allowing the offense to run its normal offensive scheme and not having to do anything out of the ordinary to "catch up".
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Defense wins championships if you get a franchise qb and don't play Martyball like Cowher did over the years. Cowher finally got a franchise qb and played to win in SBXL and won a championship. From what I saw of Tomlin, he plays to win and is not afraid to take chances......
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I'd be willing to bet that Anthony Smith doesn't get burnt for 2 TDs on Sunday. If we have no turnovers on offense this game should not even be close. Time to end the Cheaters win streak against us in Boston.
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