NFL News : Steelers open as huge home favorites against Jacksonville

Steelers open as huge home favorites against Jacksonville

A big spread

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Vegas has put the line out for this weekends divisional round matchup and the Steelers are heavy favorites

"According to vegasinsider.com, the Steelers opened as 7.5-point home favorites over the Jaguars, who advanced to the Divisional Round on Sunday with a 10-3 home win over the Buffalo Bills in an AFC Wildcard game.

The Jaguars, who finished the regular season with a 10-6 record, beat the Steelers 30-9 at Heinz Field back in Week 5. Ahead of that game Pittsburgh opened as 9-point home favorites over the Jaguars, who ultimately beat the Steelers thanks to scoring 27 of their 390 total points off turnovers."

"According to the NFL’s official research department, only one team has beaten the Steelers in Pittsburgh twice within the same season, including playoffs, and that was the 2007 Jaguars.

The Jaguars lead the series against the Steelers 13-11-0 heading into Sunday’s Divisional Round playoff game. Dating back to 2001 and including their one playoff meeting against each other, the Jaguars are 4-2 against the Steelers all-time in games that were played at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

The over/under for total points scored on Sunday between the Steelers and Jaguars opened at 40.5 and has since inched up to 41 at several online sportsbooks."

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