Week 2 NFL Sunday Odds: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers

Andy Dalton averaged 66.1 percent completion on his passes last season.

Andy Dalton averaged 66.1 percent completion on his passes last season.

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Time: 1 PM ET
Spread: PIT -2.5
M/L: PIT -165, CIN +145
Total: 49

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The Cincinnati Bengals were week 1 winners over the New York Jets 23-22. Andy Dalton threw 23 of 30 for completion in racking up 366 yards and a TD, but he did throw an interception and was sacked seven times for 42 yards loss.

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Dalton rushed three times for just seven yards, and the Bengals did not get a lot going on the ground with just 57 rushing yards. Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard combined for all of those pretty much, and the Bengals averaged 3.0 yards per rush attempt on 19 carries. A.J. Green had a field day at WR, though, with 12 catches for 180 yards and a TD, including hauling in 12 of 13 targeted plays.

Brandon LaFell had 91 yards on four catches and the Bengals picked up 366 passing yards on 15.9 yards per attempt. Defensively, Karlos Dansby had 11 tackles, five solo and one tackle for loss, but the Bengals picked up just one sack in the game (Geno Atkins, who also had three tackles for loss). Josh Shaw came up with an interception. Adam Jones and Alex Erickson each returned kicks with Jones taking two back for 35 yards and Erickson gaining 15 yards on his attempt. Both returned a punt, with Erickson going 15 yards and Jones six.

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Mike Nugent hit 3 of 4 FGA with a long of 47-yards and went 2 of 2 on extra point attempts, while punter Kevin Huber averaged 48 yards per punt on his three attempts with one pinned in the 20 and a long of 58-yards.

Dalton is in his sixth NFL season out of TCU, and the former second round pick threw for 3,250 yards last season in 13 games with an 8.42 yard per attempt average and a 66.1 percent completion ratio, the highest of his NFL career. He has thrown 62 percent or better the last four NFL seasons, and this year is doing exceptionally well at 76.7 percent through just one week, of course. Last season Dalton rushed for 142 yards on 57 attempts, and ideally the Bengals would like that average to rise some. He averaged 3.0 yards per attempt in 2013, and a return to that type of average would be more ideal, if not towards 3.5 per carry.

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Washington Redskins 38-16 in Week 1. Ben Roethisberger threw 27 of 37 for 300 yards with three TDs and one interception. He was sacked just once and finished with a passer rating of 112.4. Antonio Brown was the biggest beneficiary with eight catches for 126 yards and a pair of TD, catching 8 of 11 targeted passes. Eli Rogers and Sammie Coates each caught for 59 and 56 yards respectively, while Rogers had a TD and caught 6 of 7 targeted passes.

RB DeAngelo Williams had a big game with 143 yards on 26 carries and two TDs. He had all but four of the Steelers rushing yards, as Roethisberger rushed just once for a loss of two yards. The Steelers defense did not record a single sack. James Harrison and Ryan Shazier both did come up with interceptions, though.

Fitzgerald Toussaint returned one kick for 18 yards, and the Steelers did not return a punt. Kicker Chris Boswell hit his only FGA, a 46-yarder, while making all five of his extra point attempts to finish with eight points. Steelers punter Jordan Berry averaged 53.5 yards on his two attempts with one going 61-yards.

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ATS TRENDS

Cincinnati
  • Bengals are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 2.
  • Bengals are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • Bengals are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 road games.
  • Bengals are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
  • Bengals are 5-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Bengals are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
  • Bengals are 9-2-2 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win.
  • Bengals are 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • Bengals are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. AFC.
  • Bengals are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS win.
  • Bengals are 18-6-2 ATS in their last 26 games in September.
  • Bengals are 15-5-2 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
  • Bengals are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Bengals are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Pittsburgh
  • Steelers are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
  • Steelers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in September.
  • Steelers are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
  • Steelers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
  • Steelers are 12-4-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Steelers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC North.
  • Steelers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 14 points.
  • Steelers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
  • Steelers are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Steelers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Steelers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Steelers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
  • Steelers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • Steelers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on Sunday following a Monday night game.
  • Steelers are 0-2-2 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.

OU TRENDS

Cincinnati
  • Under is 7-1 in Bengals last 8 games following a ATS win.
  • Under is 7-1 in Bengals last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Under is 6-1 in Bengals last 7 games following a straight up win.
  • Under is 5-1 in Bengals last 6 vs. AFC North.
  • Under is 4-1 in Bengals last 5 games overall.
  • Under is 8-2 in Bengals last 10 games on grass.
  • Under is 7-2 in Bengals last 9 vs. AFC.
  • Under is 9-3 in Bengals last 12 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Under is 5-2 in Bengals last 7 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • Under is 12-5-2 in Bengals last 19 games in Week 2.
  • Under is 11-5 in Bengals last 16 road games.
Pittsburgh
  • Under is 7-0-1 in Steelers last 8 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
  • Under is 4-0 in Steelers last 4 vs. AFC.
  • Under is 10-1 in Steelers last 11 games in Week 2.
  • Under is 4-1 in Steelers last 5 games overall.
  • Over is 4-1 in Steelers last 5 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • Over is 4-1 in Steelers last 5 games when playing on Sunday following a Monday night game.
  • Under is 11-3-1 in Steelers last 15 games following a straight up win.
  • Under is 20-8-1 in Steelers last 29 vs. AFC North.
  • Over is 5-2 in Steelers last 7 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Under is 12-5 in Steelers last 17 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
  • Over is 7-3 in Steelers last 10 games in September.
  • Over is 21-9-1 in Steelers last 31 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Under is 9-4 in Steelers last 13 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Under is 9-4-1 in Steelers last 14 games following a ATS win.

HEAD TO HEAD

  • Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Pittsburgh.
  • Underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
  • Road team is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
  • Under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
  • Bengals are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
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