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Steelers Host the Falcons in NFL Preseason Week 2

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Steelers Host the NFC Champ Falcons

The Pittsburgh Steelers are just trying to survive their preseason with a very tough August in the NFL Preseason. They got over the obstacle with a win in their opener against the New York Giants by a score of 20-12. It doesn’t get any easier the the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons visiting this afternoon.

Fans will get their first action of the Steelers at Heinz Field in the 2017 season.

The Falcons are still trying to prove that they’re over their Super Bowl 51 loss to the New England Patriots in February. Is there any residual hangover from their epic loss to the Pats? They fell just short in a 23-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins last week. They’re looking for their first victory since their NFC title win over the Green Bay Packers back in January.

The two teams will showcase their talents on national television on Sunday afternoon. The game televised on the NFL Network. Oddsmakers have the Falcons as 3-point favorites and the total is at 39. This line opened with the Steelers as 3-point favorites.

Steelers and Falcons Play for First Time Since 2014

Atlanta hasn’t played against the Steelers since 2014. The team has changed quite a bit since then. Many of the headliners for Pittsburgh are unlikely to play in this game to keep them healthy.

The Steelers should be a stiffer test on both sides of the ball than the Dolphins were. Let’s take a look at how these two teams compare by the numbers. All stats are based on the 2016 regular season.

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Atlanta 13-6 12-7 34.11 25.32 8.79 5-6 7-1 17-2 11-0 6-2
Pittsburgh 13-6 11-7-1 24.42 20.58 3.84 5-3-1 6-4 7-12 4-5 3-7
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
ATL 12.21 14.88 -2.67
PIT 15.26 16.48 -1.22

Yards Per Pass

Name Offense Defense Differential
ATL 12.79 10.18 2.61
PIT 11.05 10.12 0.93
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
ATL 4.48 4.58 -0.1
PIT 4.35 4.11 0.24
Team Records
Atlanta Falcons
Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 13-6 7-4 6-2 12-7 5-6 7-1 34.11 25.32 8.79
vs Conf 11-3 7-1 4-2 10-4 5-3 5-1 36.00 24.36 11.64
vs Div 5-1 2-1 3-0 4-2 1-2 3-0 38.50 28.67 9.83
Last 3 2-1 2-1 0-0 2-1 2-1 0-0 36.00 25.00 11.00

Pittsburgh Steelers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 13-6 7-2 6-4 11-7-1 5-3-1 6-4 24.42 20.58 3.84
vs Conf 11-4 6-1 5-3 9-5-1 4-2-1 5-3 24.60 19.47 5.13
vs Div 5-1 3-0 2-1 3-2-1 1-1-1 2-1 24.00 19.50 4.50
Last 3 2-1 1-0 1-1 2-1 1-0 1-1 21.67 21.33 0.34
Supergrid
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 34.11 1 20.58 10
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 278.75 5 253.33 24
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 116.50 8 103.67 17
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 24.42 12 25.32 27
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 285.78 4 254.63 20
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 107.56 18 116.13 20

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Atlanta 1-4-1 4-2 2-4 21.67 104.33 4.01 37.83 61.23 243.17 347.50 1.33
Pittsburgh 4-1-1 2-4 2-4 24.50 111.50 3.64 31.17 71.12 289.67 401.17 1.33
Head To Head Detail
Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Dec 14, 2014 PIT ATL 27-20 45 353 398 0 97 310 407 1
Sep 12, 2010 ATL PIT 9-15 58 237 295 1 143 211 354 1
Oct 22, 2006 PIT ATL 38-41 55 418 473 3 173 226 399 2
Nov 10, 2002 ATL PIT 34-34 182 265 447 2 182 463 645 3
Oct 25, 1999 ATL PIT 9-13 49 187 236 1 111 115 226 1
Oct 27, 1996 PIT ATL 20-17 133 178 311 0 67 234 301 1
Sep 27, 1993 PIT ATL 45-17 0 0
Nov 4, 1990 ATL PIT 9-21 0 0
Oct 4, 1987 PIT ATL 28-12 0 0
Oct 28, 1984 ATL PIT 10-35 0 0

Betting Odds Trends

Team Last 5 Games
Atlanta Falcons
Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Feb 5, 2017 NE 28-34 L 3/57.5 L/O 104 240 344 104 442 546 -1 H
Jan 22, 2017 GB 44-21 W -6.5/59.5 W/O 101 392 493 99 268 367 -2 H
Jan 14, 2017 SEA 36-20 W -6.5/51 W/O 99 323 422 101 208 309 -2 H
Jan 1, 2017 NO 38-32 W -7.5/58.5 L/O 142 323 465 132 341 473 -1 H
Dec 24, 2016 CAR 33-16 W -3/48.5 W/O 152 256 408 119 183 302 -2 A

Pittsburgh Steelers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Jan 22, 2017 NE 17-36 L 6/49.5 L/O 54 314 368 57 374 431 2 A
Jan 15, 2017 KC 18-16 W 2.5/45 W/U 171 218 389 61 166 227 -1 A
Jan 8, 2017 MIA 30-12 W -11.5/47 W/U 179 188 367 52 253 305 -1 H
Jan 1, 2017 CLE 27-24 W -3/42 P/O 69 243 312 231 206 437 -3 H
Dec 25, 2016 BAL 31-27 W -5.5/46.5 L/O 127 279 406 122 246 368 1 H

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