If the Jacksonville Jaguars snap their four-game losing streak this coming weekend, it will be against one of the league’s better teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unsurprisingly, the odds makers in Las Vegas aren’t giving Jacksonville much of a chance. The opening line for their Week 6 matchup was -9 in favor of Pittsburgh, but that number has jumped all the way to 13.5 at some books, a clear indication that the early money was pouring in on Pittsburgh’s side.
Don’t be surprised to see that number get all the way to 14, as a full two touchdown spread might be required for most betters to take a position on the Jaguars. The Steelers are coming off an impressive 38-17 win over the Tennessee Titans. Ben Roethlisberger threw for five touchdowns, and the Steelers rush defense found its footing, holding Chris Johnson to 51 yards on 14 carries.
The Jaguars have historically fared well against Pittsburgh though. The Steelers won their last matchup, 26-21, in Week 4 of 2008. Prior to that thriller though, Jacksonville had won the previous four encounters, including in the divisional round of the 2007 playoffs.
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