The Pittsburgh Steelers‘ stellar season has hit the skids.
After rolling to 11 straight wins, the Steelers (11-2) have lost two in a row, and the team is struggling to establish balance on offense. The Buffalo Bills (10-3) beat the Steelers 26-15 en route to their third straight win. Josh Allen threw for 283 yards and two touchdowns, and safety Taron Johnson returned a Ben Roethlisberger interception for a touchdown.
Twitter reacted to the Steelers’ sloppy performance.
Bettors leaned toward the Bills
Betting splits from FanDuel Sportsbook for Steelers vs. Bills as of Sunday morning:
- 67% of the money was on the Bills (-2.5) to cover the spread.
- 57% of the money was on the Steelers on the moneyline (+118).
- 77% of the money was on the over (48.5).
At BetRivers, the public was split on the game.
- 52% of the money was on the Bills (-2) to cover the spread.
- 54% of the money was on the Bills (-125) on the moneyline.
- 55% of the money was on the under (48.5).
At William Hill online sportsbook, the Steelers originally were listed as 2.5-point road favorites. The line flipped and made the Bills -2.5. The 5-point swing was the biggest one for any NFL Week 14 game.
This Diontae Johnson all grown up…feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/cSJGjWAgJD
— Sᴇᴀɴ (@Pittcitychamps) December 14, 2020
This is the only thing that should be on Diontae Johnson’s christmas list……. pic.twitter.com/Y1pMUITAGP
— It’s Just Fantasy (@ItsJustFantasy_) December 14, 2020
Steelers’ offensive woes
— Jeff Verszyla (@Verz) December 14, 2020
Steelers defense is phenomenal but they’re not going anywhere in the postseason with this offense in its current state. It’s a completely broken offense.
— Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) December 14, 2020
Colin Cowherd hates the Steelers
“The Steelers’ time has come and gone,” he said. “The Steelers are a big brand, but they are no longer elite.”
FINAL: Buffalo 26 – Pittsburgh 15
— FOX Bet (@FOXBet) December 14, 2020
Some good news
Week 14 wasn’t a complete lost cause for the Black and Yellow. The Steelers recorded a sack for a 70th straight game, marking a new NFL record. With the Miami Dolphins loss, the Steelers also clinched a playoff berth.
SACKED AND THE NFL RECORD IS OURS!!!
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 14, 2020
Lead image credit: AP Photo/Matt Durisko