Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passed for 333 yards and four touchdowns Sunday in a 36-10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Photo from @steelers (Twitter).
- The opening lines for Week 11 of the NFL season have been released
- The unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers are 10.5-point road favorites over the Jacksonville Jaguars
- The over/under is 56.5 for Thursday night’s game between the Arizona Cardinals and Seahawks in Seattle
The opening lines have been released for Week 11 of the NFL season.
Fans can only hope this upcoming week’s game are exciting as the one Sunday in Phoenix. Kyler Murray’s “Hail Mary” — “Hail Murray?” — 44-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with two seconds remaining lifted the Cardinals to a 32-30 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Let’s take a look at some of the highs and lows of the latest NFL odds.
NFL Week 11 Opening Lines
|Arizona Cardinals||+172||+4.5 (-118)||Over 56.5 (-110)|
|Seattle Seahawks||-205||-4.5 (-104)||Under 56.5 (-110)|
|Philadelphia Eagles||+128||+3 (-110)||Over 45.5 (-110)|
|Cleveland Browns||-148||-3 (-110)||Under 45.5 (-110)|
|Atlanta Falcons||+300||+7 (-105)||N/A|
|New Orleans Saints||-360||-7 (-115)||N/A|
|Detroit Lions||+106||+3 (-115)||N/A|
|Carolina Panthers||-120||-3 (-105)||N/A|
|New England Patriots||+138||+2.5 (-110)||N/A|
|Houston Texans||-152||-2.5 (-110)||N/A|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||-520||-10.5 (-105)||Over 46 (-110)|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||+400||+10.5 (-115)||Under 46 (-110)|
|Green Bay Packers||+100||+1.5 (-110)||Over 49 (-110)|
|Indianapolis Colts||-118||-1.5 (-110)||Under 49 (-110)|
|Cincinnati Bengals||-102||+1 (-110)||Over 45.5 (-110)|
|Washington Football Team||-116||-1 (-110)||Under 45.5 (-110)|
|Tennessee Titans||+263||+7 (-110)||N/A|
|Baltimore Ravens||-302||-7 (-110)||N/A|
|Dallas Cowboys||+353||+9 (-115)||N/A|
|Minnesota Vikings||-412||-9 (-105)||N/A|
|Miami Dolphins||-148||-2.5 (-114)||Over 44.5 (-110)|
|Denver Broncos||+126||+2.5 (-106)||Under 44.5 (-110)|
|New York Jets||+340||+9.5 (-108)||Over 47 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Chargers||-430||-9.5 (-112)||Under 47 (-110)|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-330||-7 (-110)||Over 55 (-110)|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+265||+7 (-110)||Under 55 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Rams||+160||+3.5 (-110)||Over 48.5 (-110)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||-200||-3.5 (-110)||Under 48.5 (-110)|
Odds taken Nov. 15 from FanDuel and DraftKings
Steelers Big Road Favorites
Not surprisingly, the largest Week 11 line has the Pittsburgh Steelers favored by 10.5 points on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Steelers are the last unbeaten team in the NFL at 9-0. The Jaguars have lost eight straight games and are 1-8.
Pittsburgh rolled to a 36-10 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday as a 6.5-point favorite. Ben Roethlisberger threw for a season-high 333 yards and four touchdowns despite not practicing all week while on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Always open 💪@_BigBen7 | @ChaseClaypool
📺 FOX 📱https://t.co/tI5aUTu7te pic.twitter.com/ibvfGwu7mp
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 16, 2020
The Jaguars played the Green Bay Packers tough on the road before falling 24-20 as 13.5-point underdogs. Jacksonville’s Keelan Cole set a franchise record with a 91-yard punt return for a touchdown and also caught a TD pass.
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Washington 1-Point Choice
The closest line has the Washington Football Team as a one-point choice at home against the Bengals.
Washington lost its second game in a row Sunday, dropping a 30-27 decision to the Lions at Detroit as 2.5-point underdogs.
A roughing the passer call on Washington defensive end Chase Young, the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year favorite, helped set up Matt Prater’s game-winning 59-yard field goal as time expired.
Young tried to be philosophical about the tough loss in which Washington rallied from down 24-3 to tie the game.
Chase Young met with the media following today’s game in Detroit.
🎥 » https://t.co/ENSb9jHe3h pic.twitter.com/a56QGBM6nW
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) November 16, 2020
The Bengals defense was riddled by Roethlisberger’s passing. Meanwhile, the offense went 0for-13 on third down.
Primetime Shootout Expected
The oddsmakers are expecting a Thursday night shootout in Seattle as they have set the over/under at 56.5 points for the Arizona Cardinals-Seahawks game.
Seattle and Arizona are tied atop the NFC West standings with the Los Angeles Rams. All three teams have 6-3 records.
Murray rallied the Cardinals to victory over the Bills on Sunday in a game that featured 62 points and the miraculous touchdown in the closing seconds.
Wanna see it again? @DeAndreHopkins x #RedSea pic.twitter.com/NRBd8Qefxs
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) November 16, 2020
Seattle lost 23-16 to the Rams at Los Angeles despite Russell Wilson passing for 248 yards and rushing for 60 more. The Seahawks entered the game having allowed the most points and passing yards in the NFL.
Low Number on Fins-Broncos
The lowest total is 44.5 points for the Miami Dolphins’ visit to Denver to play the Broncos.
Miami notched a 29-21 home victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. The Dolphins’ blitzing defense gave rookie quarterback Justin Herbert problems throughout and he had a season-low 187 yards passing.
Six consecutive games with a sack.
💪 @EmanOgbah is a monster. #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/LSbU5k6siW
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 16, 2020
The Broncos were blown out 37-12 on the road by the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders intercepted Drew Lock four times with Jeff Heath recording two of the picks.
The Cleveland Browns have opened as three-point favorites at home over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Though the Browns are 6-3 and Eagles are 3-5-1, the line seems a little high. Look for the number to drop at least a little bit during the week.
Another line that feels a little off is the Houston Texans being favored by 2.5 points at home over the New England Patriots.
Granted, the Patriots took a 3-5 record into Sunday night’s game against the visiting Baltimore Ravens. However, the Texans are just 2-7 and the Jaguars are the only team they have beaten.
Even in such a down year, the public still lacks backing Bill Belichick and the Patriots.
John Perrotto has been covering and writing about sports for various outlets for over 40 years. His work has appeared in the likes of USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com, Forbes.com, The Associated Press, Baseball Digest, and more. John is based out of Beaver Falls, PA.