Las Vegas Raiders vs Pittsburgh Steelers
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Their last head-to-head matchup was a low scoring slugfest. In Week 16 of 2022 the Steelers won on the road beating the Raiders 13-10. The Steelers entered that game as a slight road favorite. They were favored by 2.5 points before covering the spread. The Game Total for that game was 38.0 and which the Under hit.
Las Vegas's primary disadvantage has been their defense, which has allowed a monstrous 375 yards per game this year, sliding them into the #4 spot among the league's worst. They've struggled in large part because they've been unable to keep opposing offenses from moving the chains via their pass attack. Opposing QBs have thrown for the #4-most yards per game (248) against the Raiders. That kind of ineffectiveness has also leached over to their run defense, which has landed them in the #25 spot in terms of yards per carry (4.87). Opposing running backs have given the Raiders pass defense the most trouble, posting 44 yards per game against them (#1-worst in football). Las Vegas's defensive tackles are perhaps most responsible for their paltry pass rush this year, given that they grade out as the #4-worst unit in the NFL. This presents a decided disadvantage for Las Vegas given that the Steelers air attack has been so good this year, passing their way to 6.63 yards per target (#25-best in the league). When it comes to their offense, the Raiders check in at #13 in football when it comes to total yards per game. Their passing game has compiled 246 yards per game (#11 in football). Their run game has ranked #6 with 4.68 yards per attempt on the ground.
Pittsburgh's biggest weakness has been their rushing offense, checking in at #27 in the league with a mere 3.98 yards per carry. In failing to successfully establish the run, Pittsburgh has also had trouble moving the ball through the air, averaging a paltry 6.63 yards per target, which ranks them #25 in football. In terms of their defense, the Steelers have ranked #14 in the league in total yards allowed per game. Opposing offenses have passed for 216 yards per game through the air against them (#15 in football). On the ground, opposing ball-carriers have ranked #16 with 4.51 yards per carry. Pittsburgh has been most effective in shutting down opposing wide receivers, holding them to a 60.9% completion rate (#1-lowest). Pittsburgh has been least effective in shutting down opposing running backs, giving up 6.26 yards per target (#10-worst).