NFL odds Week 5: Eagles vs. Steelers

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The Philadelphia Eagles open as 2 1/2-point underdogs on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5.

The Philadelphia Eagles may be 3-1 this season, but they open as 2 1/2-point underdogs on the road this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Eagles were favored against the defending Super Bowl champion Giants in Week 4 and eked out a 19-17 win. The Steelers had their bye week in Week 4. Our partner Odds Shark has more NFL odds and odds on other games this week.

The total for the game is 44.5 points. The game features the No. 13 scoring offense in the league in the Steelers (27.5 points per game). The Eagles are ranked 30th in scoring at just 16.5 points per game. The Eagles are fifth in yards per game at 417.8, but have been plagued by their 12 turnovers (six interceptions, six lost fumbles), which ranks 31st. Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is responsible for nine of the turnovers.

The Steelers have only turned the ball over three times this season but have also only taken the ball away from their opponents three times. The Steelers will need their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (68.3 completion percentage, 904 passing yards, eight touchdowns, one interception) to continue carry the team as its rushing offense ranks 31st at just 65.0 yards per game.

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