The red-hot Pittsburgh Steelers will be going for their fifth win in a row. They face the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football. Also, the game will be played on Thursday, November 8 at Heinz Field. It is scheduled to begin at 8:20 PM. ET.
The Panthers have also been playing well this season. The team currently sit behind the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South with a 6-2 record. They have won their last three games. Also, five of their last six contests. This should make this one of the best Thursday Night Football matchups this season.
Cam Newton is playing like he did in 2016 when he won the MVP award, completing 67.3 percent of his passes for 1,893 yards, 15 touchdowns, and four interceptions. Running back Christian McCaffrey is also playing very well this season, leading the team with 502 rushing yards and three touchdowns while catching 49 passes for 378 yards and two touchdowns.
The Panthers defense will be the key to victory because the Steelers have one of the best offenses in the league. If they can slow down Pittsburgh’s offense, the Panthers should be able to get the win.
Panthers at Steelers Betting Odds
The Steelers currently lead the AFC North and they will be trying to increase their lead over the Cincinnati Bengals with a win over the Panthers on Thursday. Like the Panthers, the Steelers have won five of their last six games and will try to make it six wins in their last seven games on Thursday night.
Ben Roethlisberger is not showing any signs of slowing down this season. He has completed 64.5 percent of his passes for 2,560 yards, 16 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. James Conner has also done a great job on the ground replacing Le’Veon Bell, who still hasn’t reported to the team. Conner has 706 rushing yards and nine touchdowns, he also has 379 receiving yards and one touchdown this season.
Pittsburgh’s defense has been the biggest question mark for the team this season, but they have been playing well of late. If they put together another solid effort, the Steelers will have a good chance to win this game.
The Steelers are favored to win this game by 4.5 points. The over/under on total points scored is 50.5.
The Steelers defense has shut down the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals offense in the past month and will be up to the challenge once again. Take the Steelers -4.5 and the over in this game.