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hawaiiansteel
07-29-2010, 01:37 AM
no respect from the bookmakers... :Hater



NFL Point Spreads For Week 1 - Week One NFL Football Point Spread - NFL Spreads 9/9 - 9/13, 2010

Date & Time Favorite Spread Underdog

9/9 8:30 ET At New Orleans -4 Minnesota
9/12 1:00 ET At NY Giants -7 Carolina
9/12 1:00 ET Miami -3 At Buffalo
9/12 1:00 ET Atlanta -2.5 At Pittsburgh
9/12 1:00 ET At Chicago -7 Detroit
9/12 1:00 ET At New England -6 Cincinnati
9/12 1:00 ET At Tampa Bay -2.5 Cleveland
9/12 1:00 ET At Jacksonville -1.5 Denver
9/12 1:00 ET Indianapolis -3 At Houston
9/12 1:00 ET At Tennessee -7 Oakland
9/12 4:15 ET Green Bay -1 At Philadelphia
9/12 4:15 ET San Francisco -2.5 At Seattle
9/12 4:15 ET Arizona -3.5 At St. Louis
9/12 8:20 ET Dallas -3.5 At Washington

Monday Night Football Point Spread
9/13 7:00 ET At NY Jets -3 Baltimore
9/13 10:15 ET San Diego -6 At Kansas City

Shawn
07-29-2010, 03:37 AM
High powered O of Atlanta and no real QB to challenge the Falcons 2.5 sounds about right to me. In order for us to win that game our D is going to need to play lights out for 4 quarters.

StarSpangledSteeler
07-29-2010, 03:54 AM
High powered O of Atlanta and no real QB to challenge the Falcons 2.5 sounds about right to me. In order for us to win that game our D is going to need to play lights out for 4 quarters.

I gotta disagree slightly. Atlanta is not nearly as high powered on thick grass, outside, at away stadiums as they are at home. In my opinion they are two different teams. Combine that with the fact their o-line is really not that dominate, and LeBeau should have all of his blitzers fresh for the first game, I see a lot of pressure on Ryan which should further reduce their passing attack. I just don't see them scoring that many points on us.

Of course, I don't see us scoring as many either. But we should produce a few more turnovers. And with our conservative game plan I don't see us committing many give-aways. I would actually put us as 2.5 favorites if Leftwich has the whole camp and 2 pre-season games to get comfortable.

rpmpit
07-29-2010, 06:43 AM
http://www.masterpiecepumpkins.com/Graphics/RodneyDangerfield%20%20_orig.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
07-29-2010, 10:15 AM
Sweet...we play well as underdogs in general, but as home underdogs???

As JD might say, we'll be FROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTHING AT THE MOUTH LIKE CRAZED UNDERDOGS!!!

:tt2 :Steel :tt1

ikestops85
07-29-2010, 10:29 AM
I'm a bit puzzled by these odds. It's not often that we are dogs at home. :?

DukieBoy
07-29-2010, 12:19 PM
Ike goes pick-6 twice, and we get a return TD, win 31-13.

Gotta go get my meds refilled now, haven't had any for 2 days.

Gus
07-29-2010, 12:28 PM
Holy cow! So, if we played in Atlanta, we would be 8.5 point underdogs?

That's crazy!

Iron Shiek
07-29-2010, 12:57 PM
Two responses made me laugh:


Atlanta is not nearly as high powered on thick grass, outside,

You act as if they are playing on a community park field that hasn't been mowed in 4 months. I'm sure they will be just as prepared to play on grass as turf. Its game 1, Heinz field isn't a mudpit just yet.


Ike goes pick-6 twice

You mentioned taking your meds after that, I think you need stronger ones...haha. Stone hands getting 2 INT's in one game = "Double Rainbow"!

Ghost
07-29-2010, 02:27 PM
The Falcons will spend the next couple of months up in Flowery Branch on grass fields outside. Being as it will still be hot in Pgh on the 12th, playing outside won't be even the tiniest advantage.

And Matt Ryan struggled in a lot of games last year. He's beatable, especially with the Steelers defense. With Troy and Aaron back and the starting linebacker crew, this is absolutely a winnable game for the Black and Gold.

Atlanta is the sexy pick. Giving them 2.5 gets people to bet on them. No big deal. I expect most of the pundits to pick Atlanta on the pre-game shows and web sites leading up to the game.

Shoe
07-29-2010, 03:36 PM
Interesting.

Where is smartmonies when you need him?

For the record, I'll take the Brownstains, Oakland +7, and the Texans possibly to upset Indy.

SteelerNation1
07-29-2010, 04:43 PM
Wow! Check out this stat.

The Falcons are now favored in their season opener at Pittsburgh at the majority of Nevada and online sportsbooks whose lines are charted by VegasInsider.com. Atlanta is favored by as many as two points. The game is still rated a pick 'em at a couple of sportsbooks, including Pinnacle.

The Steelers have not been home underdogs since hosting Jacksonville in the wild-card round on Jan. 5, 2008. The Steelers lost 31-29 but covered the closing spread, which ranged from 2-to-3 points as bettors strongly backed the upstart Jaguars, who notched their second win at Pittsburgh in four weeks,

The Steelers haven't been a regular-season home underdog since Nov. 7, 2004, when they defeated then-unbeaten Philadelphia 27-3 as one-point dogs.


http://www.profootballweekly.com/blogs/2010/07/08/steelers-could-be-home-underdog-for-first-time-sin

Sugar
07-29-2010, 05:16 PM
This game is winnable by both sides, but I can understand picking the Falcons in this situation. While I want the Steelers to win, I still see ATL taking it.

Would love to be wrong though.

LordVile
07-29-2010, 07:09 PM
http://www.masterpiecepumpkins.com/Graphics/RodneyDangerfield%20%20_orig.jpg

Good ol' Rodney is long and gone but I still busted up when I saw his goofy mug! :lol:
Still making ppl laugh...

eniparadoxgma
07-29-2010, 07:41 PM
Where is smartmonies when you need him?


The answer is irrelevant as he is never "needed". :)

feltdizz
07-29-2010, 07:55 PM
The Falcons will spend the next couple of months up in Flowery Branch on grass fields outside. Being as it will still be hot in Pgh on the 12th, playing outside won't be even the tiniest advantage.

And Matt Ryan struggled in a lot of games last year. He's beatable, especially with the Steelers defense. With Troy and Aaron back and the starting linebacker crew, this is absolutely a winnable game for the Black and Gold.

Atlanta is the sexy pick. Giving them 2.5 gets people to bet on them. No big deal. I expect most of the pundits to pick Atlanta on the pre-game shows and web sites leading up to the game.

Playing outside is always an advantage against a dome team. I wouldn't be surprised if we control this game from start to finish.

stlrz d
07-29-2010, 10:52 PM
Two responses made me laugh:

[quote]Atlanta is not nearly as high powered on thick grass, outside,

You act as if they are playing on a community park field that hasn't been mowed in 4 months. I'm sure they will be just as prepared to play on grass as turf. Its game 1, Heinz field isn't a mudpit just yet.


Ike goes pick-6 twice

You mentioned taking your meds after that, I think you need stronger ones...haha. Stone hands getting 2 INT's in one game = "Double Rainbow"![/quote:2jp6gp8m]

Double rainbow all the way...what does it meeeeeeeeeeean? :lol:

JDSteeler
07-30-2010, 09:52 AM
Sweet...we play well as underdogs in general, but as home underdogs???

As JD might say, we'll be FROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTHING AT THE MOUTH LIKE CRAZED UNDERDOGS!!!

:tt2 :Steel :tt1

You got that right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The last time I looked, 90% of the SB XLIII team is still intact. This is a
huge Slap in the Face if you ask me. I hope this team gets a fire up their collective
AZZ, and show the NFL pundits where to stick their predictions....

Frooooothing at the mouth like a crazed dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JD

RuthlessBurgher
07-30-2010, 10:46 AM
http://www.masterpiecepumpkins.com/Graphics/RodneyDangerfield%20%20_orig.jpg

Good ol' Rodney is long and gone but I still busted up when I saw his goofy mug! :lol:
Still making ppl laugh...

Last night, they profiled Rodney Dangerfield on the Biography Channel, so I watched that for a while. When it went to commercial, I started brousing through the channel guide, and I noticed that "Back to School" was on, so I switched over to that. Too bad "Caddyshack" wasn't on as well, or I would have had pure, unadulterated Rodney overload.

Boomerang
07-30-2010, 11:14 AM
High powered O of Atlanta and no real QB to challenge the Falcons 2.5 sounds about right to me. In order for us to win that game our D is going to need to play lights out for 4 quarters.

And you forgot to mention we have a coach that sucks balls.

feltdizz
07-30-2010, 12:56 PM
High powered O of Atlanta and no real QB to challenge the Falcons 2.5 sounds about right to me. In order for us to win that game our D is going to need to play lights out for 4 quarters.

And you forgot to mention we have a coach that sucks balls.

oh boy... you are back.