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Washington Redskins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Free Pick Prediction NFL Pro Football Odds Preview 9-12-2016

The Pittsburgh Steelers are traveling to open the season to face the Washington Redskins in an NFL pro football game slated for Monday night.

Start Time: 7:10PM ET

Location: Washington


NFL Point Spread Odds: Pittsburgh -3 points

Money Line: Steelers -175 odds and Redskins +155 odds

Over Under Total: 50 points

Notes: The Pittsburgh Steelers were a playoff team in 2015 and earned a wildcard victory by two points at Cincinnati. A week later in the AFC Divisional Round the Steelers fell at Denver by the score of 23-16 as a +7 point underdog. Ben Roethlisberger has put together two monster seasons back to back. Running back Le’Veon Bell will be suspended for the first three weeks of the season due to a failed drug test. Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant are weapons for Big Ben in the passing game. Pittsburgh was the number three offense in the NFL last season as the team put up 395 yards per game with 287 coming from the passing game.

Washington was a playoff team last year as surprise winners of the NFC East division. They were aided by down campaigns by the Giants, Cowboys and Eagles. It was a disappointing 35-18 home loss by the Redskins to the Green Bay Packers at home in the NFC Wildcard game as a -2 point favorite. Kirk Cousins finally won the starting job at quarterback for the team after leading to a division crown. He led the team to a four game win streak to close the regular season. Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson return as the weapons in the passing game. The Redskins were the were the 17th ranked offense in the league last season by pushing across 353 yards per game with a respectable 43% conversion rate on third down.

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