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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers – NFL Betting Pick Week 4 2014

What a way for the Steelers to answer after dropping hard against their division rivals Baltimore Ravens in week 2! They ran all over a usually stout Panthers defense and claimed a solid win away against them. Le’Veon Bell looked great and Roethlisberger seemed to be back to his usual self. The Buccaneers are gonne have a tough time visiting them at Heinz Field coming off such a big win.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What is there to say about their performance this week. It were simply horrible! Falcons and Matt Ryan did exactly what they wanted on offense, special teams got their things done and even the defense shut them out until it were way too late in the 4th quarter. There are plenty of things that needs to be rectified in order for them to have a chance against this Steelers team.

Some highlights for them is that Bobby Rainey has been solid and Glennon is doing ok given the circumstances after McCown went out with a thumb injury. There are plenty of receivers that can get the job done, but they need to step up in order to have a chance of getting some wins this season. The rookie Mike Evans looks decent and Vincent Jackson notched a passing TD so there are definitely hope.

The other part that needs to get its act together is the defense. They did not show up at all last thursday and this cannot happen again if they want any hopes of winning. Their secondary is quite strong and should be able to limit the passing game, but they need to find a way to stop Bell from doing too much work up front. I don’t know how this is gonna happen, but this is what they need.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Strange start for this team. Looked good their two first quarters against Browns, then totally dropped everything the last two and the whole game against the Ravens. Then they went toe-to-toe with the Panthers for the first half before they completely ran over them. It will be hard to determine wether the Jekyll or Hyde part of this team is gonna show up, but they certainly have the talent on offense to put up plenty of points in this game.

The question mark has to be their defense then as everyone have been questioning the age of this unit before the season. They have looked decent enough, but now their new star middle linebacker Ryan Shazier is gonna miss some games, as well as LB Jarvis Jones and DB Ike Taylor. This is gonna be big loss for them and are gonna have to get by with what they have left. Rumors have it that James Harrison is gonna make a comeback, would be fun!

Our Predictions

Tampa Bay looked horrible, Steelers did not. Obviously this won’t be another blowout game where the Buccaneers just crumble down. They are likely to make adjustments and try to get back into their winning ways, but it is gonna be hard for them to stop this great offense that is clicking on all cylinders right now. Steelers are looking like a big favorite to cover the spread and we will bet on them continuing their newfound success.

Betting Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers (-7), 1.91 @ JustBet

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