2008 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 23, 2008
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Pittsburgh at Minnesota
Saturday 08/23 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total UNDER 37 -110 (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
The Vikings are not a high-scoring team, relying instead on a top rushing defense to stay in games. Now their starting quarterback, who usually sees two to three quarters of action in week three, is out as Tavaris Jackson went down with a knee injury last week. The Steelers offense is also looking rusty. They took the opening kickoff in game one and drove 80 yards in eight plays, but since they have not sustained a TD drive of more than five plays. It is an offense, even with Big Ben on the field, that hasn't found itself yet. The Steelers first unit defense will be on the field a lot for this one. That could be trouble for an enemic Viking offense, as the Steelers were the #1 rated defense last season, allowing just 266 yards per game. We like this one to play low, and will ride the UNDER.