Steelers a home underdog for only the 2nd time in almost 3 years |

Steelers a home underdog for only the 2nd time in almost 3 years

Chris Adamski
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin speaks to the media during his weekly news conference Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

The Pittsburgh Steelers won their first game of the season Monday. The professional sports handicappers aren’t impressed that it will be enduring.

For just the second time since Week 7 of the 2016 season, the Steelers are a home underdog. According to, the Baltimore Ravens are 3 ½-point favorites for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Steelers at Heinz Field. Per BetOnline, before this week, the only time since mid-2016 the Steelers were underdogs at home was last season’s Week 15 game against the New England Patriots.

The Steelers won that game, 17-10. But they lost to the Patriots as a 7 ½-point home underdog on Oct. 23, 2016, when a Landry Jones-led Steelers team lost, 27-16.

The Steelers were underdogs for consecutive home games in 2015, too — when Mike Vick was the starter after a Roethlisberger injury. The Steelers lost, 23-20, in overtime to 3-point favorite Baltimore on Oct. 1, 2015, and they beat the Arizona Cardinals 17 days later as 5 ½-point underdog (Jones replaced Vick in that game to lead a comeback).

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Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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