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Denver Broncos vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Pick & Prediction OCT 10TH 2021

NFL | FOOTBALL
TV: FOX
Logo Denver Broncos
VS
Logo Pittsburgh Steelers
45
OPENNER
-4.5

41.5o -110
CURRENT
2.5 -108

-128
MONEYLINE
+118

19
SCORE
27

The Denver Broncos’ undefeated record was snapped by the Ravens in Week 4. The questions surrounding the defense were answered as well since they had no answer for Lamar Jackson. They’ll look to reset the schedule against the Steelers in Week 5 and get back to winning. Considering the recent struggles in Pittsburgh, the Broncos are in good shape.

The Pittsburgh Steelers started the year with a win over the Buffalo Bills. Fans were excited that their team was able to beat such a strong offense. Unfortunately, the high was short-lived as the Steelers have gone 0-3 in the last three weeks. Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t looked like his old self and the offense has suffered because of it. Could a change be brewing in Pittsburgh?

Broncos vs. Steelers Odds for NFL Week 5

TV: FOX

MONEY LINE: Broncos (+108) vs. Steelers (-122)

SPREAD: Broncos +1.5 (-102) vs. Steelers -1.5 (-118)

GAME TOTAL: Over 40.5 (-105) vs. Under 40.5 (-115)

Denver Broncos vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Preview

The Denver Broncos are playing to get back on track after being derailed by the Ravens. This is something that happens to all the best teams, so there’s no need for them to panic. They’ve shown over the course of the first four weeks that they can play at a high level. We shouldn’t expect anything different from them when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are a good match for the Broncos, especially because of their awful offense. Denver can put a lot of pressure on Ben Roethlisberger, forcing him to turn the ball over. With Vic Fangio on their side, the Broncos should be able to dial up an incredible defense on Sunday.

Although they somehow come in as a favorite here, the Steelers shouldn’t be. Some might believe it’s due to the Steelers being at home, but we doubt that. Pittsburgh is 0-2 at home and 1-1 on the road. Safe to say that home-field advantage is out of the question this time. What the Steelers should be focusing on is how they can create some sort of offense.

It’s clear that Ben Roethlisberger’s time in the NFL is coming to a close. Passing downfield is a thing of the past for Pittsburgh now. Instead, they should focus more on intermediate passes to loosen up the defense. They’ll also want to make sure that they keep a tight end on the line to help block Von Miller.

Broncos vs. Steelers Picks

Broncos 20 - Steelers 13

The Denver Broncos come in with a lot of injuries, mainly to Teddy Bridgewater. However, the Steelers are missing two offensive tackles and Chase Claypool. If Drew Lock has to step in for Teddy Bridgewater, he should fit the system just fine. Considering that Bridgewater suffered a concussion, it’s likely they’re prepping Drew Lock to play on Sunday.

Denver will win this game based on their defense’s ability to pressure Ben Roethlisberger. The Broncos will be able to score when needed, but definitely don’t bet the over here. Each of these teams is dealing with too many offensive injuries for the total to go over.

Extra Points

1. Denver is 4-1 ATS in their last five games.

2. The Broncos are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games against the Steelers.

3. The Steelers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games.

Best Bet: Denver Broncos +1.5

PREDICTION
Denver Broncos
21
19
Pittsburgh Steelers

Denver Broncos vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Recap OCT 10TH 2021

Ben Roethlisberger passed for 253 yards and two touchdowns, Najee Harris rushed for 122 yards and a score and the host Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Denver Broncos 27-19 on Sunday.

Chase Claypool had five catches for 130 yards and a touchdown and Diontae Johnson had 72 yards receiving and a TD for the Steelers (2-3). Harris rushed 23 times and Roethlisberger completed 15 of 25 passes.

Teddy Bridgewater was 24-of-38 passing for 288 yards and two touchdowns and Courtland Sutton had seven receptions for 120 yards and a score for Denver (3-2).

The Broncos trailed by 18 entering the fourth but nearly rallied. Denver drove to the Pittsburgh 3 with 22 seconds left but Bridgewater was intercepted on fourth down.

The Steelers took the opening drive of the game 85 yards in six plays, capped by Roethlisberger's 50-yard pass to Johnson that made it 7-0.

Pittsburgh was driving again late in the first when the Broncos recovered a fumble near midfield. Denver managed just 8 yards but cashed in on a 39-yard Brandon McManus field goal.

The Steelers answered with a 48-yard field goal by Chris Boswell early in the second quarter, and after the teams traded punts McManus finished a seven-play drive with a 29-yard field goal to make it 10-6.

Pittsburgh drove down to the Broncos' goal line, which was helped by a pass interference call on Denver. Harris scored on a leap from the 1-yard line that put the Steelers ahead 17-6 at halftime.

Pittsburgh kicked a field goal on its first drive of the third quarter, but a Broncos penalty kept the drive alive, and Roethlisberger connected with Claypool from 18 yards out to make it 24-6.

Denver finally got its offense going in the fourth quarter. The Broncos converted two fourth downs, the second one on Bridgewater's 2-yard TD pass to Kendall Hinton to cut the deficit to 24-13 with 10:15 left.

After forcing a punt, Denver drove again, with Bridgewater firing a 39-yard touchdown pass to Sutton. The two-point conversion failed, leaving the Steelers up 24-19.

Pittsburgh answered with a 43-yard field goal by Boswell to make it an eight-point game.

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