Primetime Punisher NFL 8*

Primetime Punisher NFL 8*

Pittsburgh vs. New England, 09/08/2019 20:20 EDT, Score: 3 - 33

Point Spread: +6/-120 Pittsburgh

Sportsbook: Bodog

Result: Loss

Primetime Punisher - Rickenbach NFL Rotation #477 Sunday 8* Pittsburgh Steelers (+) @ New England Patriots @ 8:20 ET - The Steelers beat the Patriots in December and they should beat them the December before as well. That 2017 game was a 3 point loss for Pittsburgh which would have been a cover given the line on this Sunday night game. However, this game is at New England which certainly makes a difference but I do feel the Steelers aren't getting enough respect here. This is still a quality football program that will actually prove to be better for getting rid of a couple of malcontents: Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. As for the Patriots, they recently lost their starting center (David Andrews) for the entire season. New England already was without the now-retired Rob Gronkowski. It is actually a bit humorous that the Patriots have now signed the aforementioned Brown but he won't play in this game anyway as his signing can't become official until tomorrow on Monday. The Steelers are actually 6-0 ATS the last 6 times they have been a road and EACH of those last FIVE victories have been OUTRIGHT wins. It would not surprise me to see the upset here as the Patriots demise begins this season. The Eagles put them in their place in the Super Bowl that followed the 2017 season but surprisingly the Pats made one last hurrah the Super Bowl that followed the 2018 season. I look for 2019 to begin the permanent decline for New England as truly everything fell into place for the Pats to get to the Super Bowl last season and they have lost some key components from last year's team. The Patriots, as much of a juggernaut as they have been for so many years now, have shown some early season vulnerability. Last season they failed to cover 2 of their first 3 games and the season before they began 0-3 ATS in games played at Foxboro. In my opinion those trends will ring true again here in this early season match-up and the Pats will be in a dogfight just to win this game let alone cover it! 8* PITTSBURGH

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