Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Jets 12/22/2019 Picks, Predictions and Previews
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Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Jets 12/22/2019 – The Pittsburgh Steelers (8-6) are gearing up against the New York Jets (5-9). The premier sports betting website is keeping tabs on their previous games. This will be the basis for estimates and predictions.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Jets 12/22/2019
The Steelers last challenged the Buffalo Bills but were repulsed. They fell with a 17-10 endgame score. QB Devlin Hodges was going for 23/38 and 202 air yards. He threw in a TD plus 4 interceptions. James Conner was the rush master, carrying the ball 8 ties and extending the team’s reach by 42 yards. James Washington capably caught the ball 5 times. He further added 83 yards to Steelers territory.
The Pittsburgh Steelers tried to keep up with the enemy’s offensive capability but were just short of steam. They did rush attacks for only 15 out of 57 plays. They also clocked in 15 first downs. These low offensive stats also mean bad news for the team. The Steelers, realizing their offensive disadvantage, tried to capitalize on defense instead. They were successful in fending off enemy throws. They limited the latter to only a 52% throw completion rate. However, the Steelers’ game plan fell apart when the enemy switched offensive tactics. Against an all-out rush, the Steelers were not able to stop 38 rush attacks.
The Steelers weren’t that behind in the tale of the yards. They gained 229 while the opponent grabbed 261. However, the opponent’s relentless rush attacks skewed the score in their favor. The Steelers weren’t able to answer back with rush attacks of their own. The game was lost because the Steelers didn’t do so well in mixed offense.
Players to watch:
M. Rudolph QB (9 GP 162 CMP 263 ATT 61.6 CMP% 1636 YDS 6.2 AVG 186.4 YDS/G 76 LNG 12 TD 9 INT 14 SACK 115 SYL 32.9 QBR 80.3 RTG), J. Conner RB (9 GP 110 ATT 432 YDS 3.9 AVG 25 LNG 2 BIG 4 TDS 48 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 24 FD), B. Snell Jr. RB (11 GP 83 ATT 321 YDS 3.9 AVG 23 LNG 3 BIG 1 TDS 29.2 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 15 FD), J. Washington WR (13 GP 39 REC 69 TGTS 694 YDS 17.8 AVG 3 TD 79 LNG 13 BIG 53.4 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 195 YAC 29 FD), D. Johnson WR (14 GP 47 REC 76 TGTS 545 YDS 11.6 AVG 4 TD 45 LNG 5 BIG 38.9 YDS/G 3 FUM 1 LST 254 YAC 25 FD).
New York Jets
The Jets couldn’t hold a candle against the Baltimore Ravens. Faced with one of the top seeds of the NFL, the Jets were resigned to a 42-21 endgame sore. QB Sam Darnold was unfazed, doing his job with 18/32 and 218 air yards. RB Le’Veon Bell heroically broke through with 21 carries, earning the team 87 precious hards. Jamison Crowder was the receivers’ toast, catching the ball 6 times and extending Jets territory by 90 yards.
The Jets tried to keep up with their opponent’s exemplary battlefield control. However, they didn’t have the firepower of a superstar QB nor a cunning tactician. The Steelers rushed for 24 out of 57 plays. They were choked in the field, but still managed 13 first downs. The Jets tried to mount a strict defense, but they were only able to limit enemy throw completion to 63%. It was a worse situation on the ground; the enemy punched through with 34 rush attacks. The Jets slowly became outscored until they couldn’t bridge the scoring gap anymore.
The Jets were also short on territory. In the battle of the yards, the Jets garnered 310, while the opponent secured 430. With less space to move around and less accuracy, the Jets were headed for a loss. The Jets need to have contingency measures against strong teams that thrive on rush attacks.
Players to watch:
S. Darnold QB (11 GP 234 CMP 379 ATT 61.7 CMP% 2642 YDS 7 AVG 245.7 YDS/G 92 LNG 17 TD 12 INT 29 SACK 189 SYL 44.1 QBR 84.3 RTG), L. Bell RB (13 GP 204 ATT 676 YDS 3.3 AVG 19 LNG 0 BIG 3 TDS 52 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 28 FD), B. Powell RB (11 GP 51 ATT 199 YDS 3.9 AVG 17 LNG 0 BIG 0 TDS 18.1 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 11 FD), R. Anderson WR (14 GP 47 REC 85 TGTS 729 YDS 15.5 AVG 4 TD 92 LNG 12 BIG 52.1 YDS/G 1 FUM 0 LST 164 YAC 33 FD), J. Crowder WR (14 GP 66 REC 104 TGTS 707 YDS 10.7 AVG 5 TD 41 LNG 9 BIG 50.5 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 305 YAC 34 FD).
Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Jets Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games.
New York Jets
NY Jets are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Jets Betting Picks
The best online sportsbook has determined a New York victory. The score will be a closely-fought one at 15.5 versus 21.9. The Jets will cover the spread, with a total going over.