Visions of the playoffs, and even an AFC North title danced in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ head going into their Week 16 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Instead, their offense delivered another lump of coal and for the fifth straight game didn’t score a touchdown in the first half. Even without Travis Kelce, the Chiefs never trailed and blew out the Steelers 36-10. The Chiefs easily covered the double digit spread (-10) and the game barely went over the total points line (45).
The loss to the Chiefs dropped the Steelers playoff hopes from 22% to 15%.
Ben Roethlisberger was replaced by Mason Rudolph with about two minutes left in the game. Roethlisberger, 39, has reportedly said this will be his last season with the Steelers. Roethlisberger’s last home game at Heinz Field might come during Week 17 when the Steelers host the Cleveland Browns (7-8). In Week 16, the Browns (7-8) lost on Christmas to the Green Bay Packers 24-22.
Pittsburgh Steelers betting lines and other Week 17 games are available at sportsbooks.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Week 17 betting lines
Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Odds, AFC, Division, playoff odds
Before the season, the Steelers odds at BetMGM to make the playoffs were Yes (+140)/No (-200). Oddsmakers set the Steelers win total at 8.5.
T.J. Watt props
T.J. Watt smashed his sack prop going over 12.5. Through 14 games he has a league-leading 17 sacks. Prior to the start of the season, Watt was +800 to lead the league in sacks, right behind Miles Garrett (+750).
Tracking Pittsburgh Steelers season-long props
Roethlistberger passing yards prop
- DraftKings: Over 3900.5 (-115)/Under 3900.5 (-115)
- After Week 16: 3373 passing yards
Roethlistberger passing touchdowns
- DraftKings: Over 27.5 (-115)/Under 27.5 (-115)
- After Week 16: 20 TDs
Ben Roethlistberger interceptions thrown
- Over 12.5 (-125)/Under 12.5 (-105)
- After Week 16: 8 INTs
Najee Harris season-long Player props
Najee Harris regular season rushing TDs
- FanDuel: Over 7.5 (-142)/Under 7.5 (+112)
- After Week 16: 6 TDs
On Sept. 9, FanDuel reported that 99% of the money was on the OVER for Najee Harris 7.5 touchdowns.
Najee Harris regular season rushing yards
- FanDuel: Over 1050.5 (-112)/Under 1050.5 (-112)
- After Week 16: 984 rushing yards
NFL Week 17 betting lines
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