NFL Week 4 Odds, Lines, Picks, Predictions, Where To Watch: Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
When: Sunday, October 3, 4:25 PM ET
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
TV Network: CBS
Pittsburgh Steelers Record: 1-2
Green Bay Packers Record: 2-1
|Steelers||+250||+6.5||Over 45.5 (-110)|
|Packers||-280||-6.5||Under 45.5 (-105)|
This Sunday, we have two historic NFL franchises squaring off. The Packers are coming off a huge road win on Sunday night football in San Francisco. It took another improbable late-game drive by Aaron Rodgers to award Mason Crosby the chance to hit the go-ahead field goal as time expired. The Packers escaped victorious 30-28. The insane part is he engineered that drive leading to the field goal with just 37 seconds left on the clock and no timeouts. If there was still any doubt that Rodgers was disinterested in playing football anymore those doubts disappeared late Sunday. Meanwhile, the Steelers are coming off back-to-back losses at home to the Raiders and Bengals. It doesn't get any easier for Pittsburgh this week either and their season potentially hangs in the balance this Sunday.
Green Bay Packers Preview
Green Bay is coming off an emotional Week 3 win. Aaron Rodgers showed the world once again why he is the reigning MVP with another improbable late-game drive. The insane part is he engineered that drive leading to the field goal with just 37 seconds left on the clock and no timeouts. If there was still any doubt that Rodgers was disinterested in playing football anymore those doubts disappeared late Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns against the 49ers, leading the Pack to back-to-back wins after a season-opening 38-3 loss to the Saints in Week 1. Rodgers has thrown six touchdown passes and zero interceptions in wins over San Francisco (Week 3) and Detroit (Week 2).
The offensive line has done a decent job through three weeks protecting Rodgers. The Steelers provide the ultimate litmus test though. If Pittsburgh can get pressure on Rodgers this game will end up closer than we expect.
Pittsburgh Steelers Preview
The way the Steelers have come out and played the last two weeks it's hard to wonder how they defeated the Bills back in Week 1. This feels like a completely different team than the one we saw then. The Steelers defense remains the strength of this team. The Steel Curtain is back, and all three of their games have gone to the under to this point.
Through three weeks, the Steelers have the worst rushing offense in the league. Not being able to dominate ball possession has been a huge issue for this team. The defense is the strength but leaving them hung out to dry on the field for extended periods of the game has been detrimental. They will need to get Najee Harris going or they will be in for a long season.
Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Preview
The last time these two squared off was 2017. The Steelers have the 10th best rush defense in the NFL through the first three weeks. Both of these teams are in the bottom three in the entire league in rushing at the moment. Whether or not one of these sides attempts to establish the run and get the ground game going will be an important factor in deciding this one. If Pittsburgh can somehow control possession on Sunday and keep Rodgers on the sideline they have a chance of keeping this game within a touchdown. I think this is what the Steelers will attempt to do with their rookie running back. Will they be successful though?
I really don't think anyone can slow down Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay. I'm all in on the Packers this year. The Steelers will drop to 1-3 and the rumors of what the future of the quarterback position in Pittsburgh will grow ever so loudly.