Chiefs vs Steelers NFL Week 2 Lines & Analysis

Chiefs vs Steelers NFL Week 2 Lines & Analysis

Written by on September 11, 2018

The Steelers return home in NFL Week 2 still searching for their first win of the season. Kansas City waltzed into Los Angeles and upset the favored Chargers 38-28. Can the Kansas City Chiefs keep the good times rolling? Or, will the Pittsburgh Steelers notch their first win? Keep reading for odds, analysis, and a free pick in Chiefs at Steelers!

Chiefs vs Steelers NFL Week 2 Lines & Analysis

When: Sunday, Sep. 16 at 1:00 pm ETWhere: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PATV: CBSRadio: Kansas City / PittsburghLive Stream: NFL LiveATS Odds: Steelers -5 (-110)Over/Under Total Odds: 52 (-110)

Weather Forecast

  • Overcast: 24°C/76°F
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Precipitation: 22%
  • Wind: 9 mph E
  • Cloud Cover: 94%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why are the Chiefs a good bet at +5?

Kansas City’s offense hasn’t missed a beat even though the Chiefs traded Alex Smith to Washington. Second year quarterback Patrick Mahomes didn’t throw an interception in the win over the L.A. Chargers.KC didn’t rush the ball that much to beat the Bolts because Andy Reid felt comfortable calling Mahomes’ throws downfield. Tyreek Hill caught all 7 of his targets for 169 yards. He caught 2 TD passes. Because Mahomes can throw as well as Smith, Kansas City can rely on rushing the ball with Kareem Hunt if the Steelers attempt to stop Mahomes.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 38
  • Total Yards: 362
  • Pass Yards: 256
  • Rush Yards: 106
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 28
  • Total Yards:
  • Pass Yards: 418
  • Rush Yards: 123

Why are the Steelers a good bet at -5.5?

Are the Steelers a safe bet for NFL Week 2?Steelers quarterback Big Ben Roethlisberger accounted for 5 turnovers, 3 interceptions and 2 lost fumbles, in Pittsburgh’s 21-21 tie with the Cleveland Browns in Week 1. Pittsburgh’s better than that.The Steelers must only focus to beat the Kansas City Chiefs. If the Steelers can pressure Mahomes, he should make a mistake, or two, or three. Pittsburgh knows it must win in Week 2. Don’t expect the Steelers to let up once they get the lead.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 21
  • Total Yards: 472
  • Pass Yards: 313
  • Rush Yards: 159
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 21
  • Total Yards: 327
  • Pass Yards: 150
  • Rush Yards: 177

Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers Final Analysis

Although the Chiefs beat the Chargers, KC’s defense gave up over 500 total yards. Pittsburgh’s offense is just as talented as the Los Angeles Chargers’ offense. Even if running back Le’Veon Bell doesn’t play, back-up James Conner should get the job done versus a KC defense that allowed 123 rushing yards.Roethlisberger should tear apart a Chiefs’ pass defense that allowed 418 yards. Also, Mahomes figures to come back to earth after his stunning Week 1 performance. Steelers win and cover.

NFL Football Week 2 Pick: Steelers -5.5

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