- The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t won a game at Philadelphia since the LBJ administration was in the White House
- Carolina covered for the second week in a row, while Atlanta failed to cover for the second week in a row
- All this and more is coming your way in the Week 8 NFL betting roundup
In the Week 8 NFL betting roundup, it’s probably fair to say that the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t frequenting Burger King this season. No one, it seems, it’s letting the Steelers have it their way.
Pittsburgh is 2-6 straight up. The Steelers were given an NFL win total of 7.5 at the outset of the season. Barring a masterful and sudden turnaround, the Steelers are going to suffer their first losing NFL campaign since going 6-10 in 2003. It would also be the first-ever losing season under head coach Mike Tomlin. Not even Steelers’ coaching legends Chuck Noll or Bill Cowher can claim that they never endured a losing year at the helm of the team.
There’s one trait that all three men do share – none of them have ever coached a winning Steelers team at Philadelphia.
Speaking of poor coverage, the Carolina Panthers were the king of this malady among NFL teams. But the recent returns in the NFL betting roundup are showing a turnaround in fortunes for the Panthers. On the other hand, the Atlanta Falcons were the kings of covering, but suddenly that no longer flies for these Dirty Birds.
Let’s take a look at all the unique trends from the Week 8 NFL betting roundup.
Curtains for the Steelers In Philadelphia
There’s one L in Philadelphia and one L in Eagles and one L in the Steelers’ future when they book a trip to the City of Brotherly Love.
Sunday’s 35-13 drubbing was Pittsburgh’s 10th successive loss at Philadelphia. And it’s getting worse. Philadelphia has won the past two games by a combined score of 69-16.
The Eagles, second in the Super Bowl odds at +500, have covered in each of the past nine victories. The Steelers were 7-point underdogs when starting this 10-game skid via a 27-23 loss on December 4, 1966.
Steelers this season
Eagles just in SECOND QUARTER this season
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) October 30, 2022
Pittsburgh’s last win at Philadelphia was a 20-14 verdict on October 24, 1965, more than 57 years ago. The Eagles out-gained Pittsburgh 388-132, but turned the ball over five times. Pittsburgh scored touchdowns on a fumble return and a pick-six.
Over the years, four Steelers coaches have combined to lose the 10 games to the Eagles in three different stadiums. Bill Austin was 0-2, Noll went 0-4, Cowher was 0-1 and Tomlin is 0-3. Pittsburgh was 0-4 at Franklin Field, 0-3 at Veterans Stadium and are 0-3 at Lincoln Financial Field.
Carolina Cover Two
The Atlanta Falcons were the last NFL team to fail to cover the spread in a game this season. Now they’ve failed two weeks in succession. That the second failure should come at the hands of the Carolina Panthers is perfect symmetry.
Atlanta was 6-0 ATS when losing 35-17 at Cincinnati as 6.5-point underdogs to the Bengals in Week 7. The Week 8 slate saw Atlanta favored for the first time all season. The Falcons were the 4-point chalk at home to the Panthers in an unlikely showdown for top spot in the NFC South.
How are you so Kooooooooo?
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— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) October 30, 2022
Atlanta won outright 37-34 in overtime but failed to cover the spread. For Carolina, it was the second week in a row that the Panthers had covered.
Carolina were outright 21-3 winners in Week 7 at Tampa Bay as 13-point underdogs to the Buccaneers. The Panthers were 1-12 ATS in the 13 games prior to their covers of the past two weeks.
Carolina opens as a 7.5-point underdog at Cincinnati in Week 9. The Panthers haven’t covered in three successive games since the first three weeks of the 2021 season.
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- NY Giants @ SEA Seahawks – Jason Myers Over 1.5 Field Goals Made
- PIT Steelers @ PHI Eagles – Miles Sanders Anytime Touchdown Scorer
- MIA Dolphins @ DET Lions – D’Andre Swift Anytime Touchdown Scorer
- TEN Titans @ HOU Texans – Derrick Henry to Score 2 or More Touchdowns
- CHI Bears @ DAL Cowboys – DAL Cowboys D/ST Anytime Touchdown Scorer
- ARI Cardinals @ MIN Vikings – Dalvin Cook Anytime Touchdown Scorer
- ARI Cardinals @ MIN Vikings – Irv Smith Jr Over 24.5 Receiving Yards