The Pittsburgh Steelers avoided the dreaded “look ahead” game loss and easily avoided a backdoor cover in a 27-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Steelers are 10-0 and are the 17th team in the Super Bowl era to start the season with at least 10 consecutive wins.
However, perfection isn’t the Steelers’ goal. After the Jags game, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said:
“We’re not chasing perfection in terms of a perfect 16-0. We’re chasing Lombardis. That’s the most important thing for us.”
It’s a short week for the Black and Yellow. They are back on Thursday night for a Thanksgiving showdown against the Baltimore Ravens (6-4).
On Monday morning, PA sports betting apps had the Steelers as 3.5-point favorites, with the total points line at 45.5.
Steelers Twitter basked in the 27-3 blowout and celebrated that undefeated feeling.
Pittsburgh Steelers best for bettors, too
Heading into the game against the Jags, Pittsburgh was 1-10 ATS as a double-digit road favorite under coach Mike Tomlin.
Betting splits from FanDuel Sportsbook for Steelers vs. Jaguars as of Sunday:
- 68% of the money was on the Steelers (-10.5) to cover the spread.
- 91% of the money was on the Steelers (-500) on the moneyline.
- 55% of the money was on the under (46.5).
At BetRivers, Steelers vs. Jags boasted the highest handle of any 1 p.m. game. Steelers ML (-500) was the highest handle single-game bet with 97%. Most bettors (78% of the handle) were confident the Steelers would cover the double-digit spread.
Minkah appreciation posts
Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick had a huge game against the Jags. He tied for the team lead with five tackles and two interceptions.
Minkah Fitzpatrick when the ball is near him pic.twitter.com/sDnMvAJxZS
— pghboy16 (@jxwxpgh) November 22, 2020
I would like to see Minkah play center field for the Pirates one game next spring
— Joey (@JoeyMulinaro) November 22, 2020
Minkah Fitzpatrick and Terrell Edmunds are the best safety tandem in the NFL.
— Across The Bridge (@ATBPGH) November 22, 2020
Happy Birthday JuJu
— 6 Rings (@SteelHurt7) November 22, 2020
Undefeated is more fun
— AroundThe412 (@AroundThe412) November 22, 2020
The Steelers are 10-0 and I’m still waiting on a boatload of Sheetz gift cards.
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) November 23, 2020
— BlitzburghUSAVideos (@sdextrasmedia) November 23, 2020