Steelers vs. Patriots 2013 odds: New England favored at home against Pittsburgh

The Steelers are underdogs on the road against the Patriots.

The Steelers will travel to New England on Sunday to face the Patriots. Pittsburgh is 2-5 following a road loss to Oakland, while the Patriots are in the charge of the AFC East with a 6-2 mark following their win over Miami in Week 8. The Patriots are 5.5-point home favorites against the visiting Steelers, according to OddsShark. The over/under for the Week 9 matchup is 44 points.

The Steelers have struggled to produce offensively all season long. With a 2-5 record, Pittsburgh is likely to miss out on the playoffs and really needs to beat the Patriots to stay in the mix. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger needs to continue to find a way to get the ball to tight end Heath Miller and wide receiver Antonio Brown in order to have a shot at putting up points against New England.

The Patriots have been up-and-down over the last few games, but Week 8 seemed to be a step in the right direction for New England. The Patriots were able to put up 27 points on Miami and if they can repeat that point total, they are likely to cover the spread against the lowly Steelers.

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