Posted: 12/13/2012 2:05:58 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by XSixburghX:
Dallas is 0-6 ATS at home. I'll ride that streak without question. Steelers win this one 24-21.
Very true...But Dallas has been an underdog at home only once all season, and that was to the Giants, who were extremely lucky to leave Jerry's house with a win.
I think Pittsburgh might be in trouble this week. I was so disappointed with their effort against the Chargers last week. There should have been no reason for a letdown game at this stage in the season. I don't care who they beat in the previous week! Now that I think about it, the Steelers have been inconsitent all season. Losing to the Browns, Titans, Raiders, Eagles, and now the Chargers. Really Pittsburgh??
At least the Bengals and Ravens played competitively last week from start to finish. Pittsburgh didn't even show up for the first half, and didn't start scoring till the game was all but out of hand. That is just inexcusable given they were hosting a west coast team with a 1:00 start time. I guess the Chargers were just due? Or perhaps the Steelers are just a .500 football team.
Anyway, I was just as surprised as many of my fellow degenerates that they would be laying points at Dallas after that effort.
I think this is a payback game for Dallas. These teams last played in 2008, and the Steelers were lucky to beat Dallas at Heinz Field. The Cowboys were winning the entire game and allowed 17 unanswered points from the Steelers in the final 7 minutes of play. You guys might remember Tony Romo throwing the biggest gift of a pick-6 to Deshea Townsend that gave the Steelers a 7-point lead with about a minute left to play. Christmas came early for the Steelers that year because the Cowboys gave them that game.
Two things I will be monitoring: the status of Dez Bryant and Claiborne. If they play, then I will be taking Dallas. As a Giants fan, I would love to see the Steelers win this one, but I think they just aren't good enough. Especially, with the injury to Ike Taylor. If old man Rivers could pick apart this secondary on the road, then I don't see why Romo couldn't do the same at home.
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