The Pittsburgh Steelers-Arizona Cardinals (43.5) ended up with 23 points in the first half, but just 17 points in the second half. A turnover in the end zone in the second half by QB Kyler Murray was rather costly, and he made some real rookie mistakes in this one which likely prevented this game from going over. That’s five straight under results for the Steelers, seven in the past eight, and 10-3 in their 13 games overall this season.
The ‘over’ connected in the Thursday game between the Dallas Cowboys-Chicago Bears (43), while the Seahawks-Rams game on SNF went ‘under’. We still have the New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles (45) game to go. The ‘over’ is just 16-26 (38.1%) during the 2019 primetime schedule, a stark change from previous seasons when the games under the lights were high-scoring affairs.
Officially, the ‘over’ finished 26-25 (51.0%) in 51 games under the lights.
In 2017, the ‘over’ finished 25-23-1 (52.1%) in 49 primetime games.
In 2016, the ‘over’ in night games went (52.9%) through 51 games.
In 2015, the ‘over’ finished 20-28-1 (41.7%) in 49 primetime games.
In 2014, the ‘over’ went 33-17 (66.0%) in primetime games, and the ‘over’ was 28-22 (56.0%) in 2013.
— The Eagles and Redskins tangle in D.C., a rematch of their Week 1 affair. The Eagles won that opener by a 32-27 at Lincoln Financial Field, failing to cover a 10-point number as the ‘over’ (44) easily hit. The Redskins saw the ‘over’ hit in their first three games this season, but the ‘under’ is 8-2 across the past 10, including 3-1 in the previous four at home.
— The Texans and Tennessee Titans square off in a key AFC South Division battle, and it got that much more important following Houston’s complete failure at home against the lowly Broncos. The Texans are just 2-5 ATS across the past seven games overall, and they’re 3-9 ATS in the past 12 against teams with a winning overall mark. The Texans are also 1-4 ATS in the past five inside the division. For the Titans, they have covered four in a row, they’re 3-0-1 ATS in the past four at home and they’re 4-0-1 ATS in the past five as a favorite.
— The Broncos and Chiefs do battle on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium at 1:00 p.m. ET, and suddenly Denver looks alive and well with Lock under center. The Chiefs looked alive and well going on the road and exacting revenge for their AFC Championship Game loss, topping the Patriots at Gillette. While Denver has been hot lately, they’re still just 4-10 ATS in the past 14 games inside the division. The under is also 8-1-1 in the past 10 games inside the division. Denver is 1-7 ATS in the past eight meetings with the Chiefs, but 7-3 ATS in their past 10 trips to Kansas City. The over is 5-2-2 in the past nine meetings, including 3-0-1 in the past four at Arrowhead.
— The Bears and Packers renew acquaintances at Lambeau Field. They met back in Week 1 on Thursday night with the Packers scratching out a 10-3 win in a defensive battle. The under is 3-3 at home, and 3-3 on the road, for the Packers so far this season, so not much to glean there. The under is 8-5 for the Bears this season, with the over/under at 3-3 on the road. The Bears have cashed in just two of the past nine overall, but they did cover at home as three-point ‘dogs against the Cowboys on TNF last week. Still, they’re 0-4 ATS in the past four on the road. The Packers are 5-1 ATS in the past six against teams with a winning record, but they’re just 3-8 ATS in the past 11 inside the division.