Monday Night Football: Steelers vs. Chargers

Published October 12, 2015 by Sol FH

Monday Night Football: Steelers vs. Chargers

The Steelers vs Chargers in week 5 MNF action at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, live at 1:30 UK.

The 2-2 Pittsburgh Steelers travel to San Diego, California to take on the 2-2 Chargers tonight and both teams need a win to stay in second place of their respective division. The Steelers are behind the perfect 5-0 Bengals in the AFC North, while the Chargers are behind the 5-0 Broncos in the AFC West.  

The Chargers have a number of weapons to throw at the Steelers tonight and none as dangerous as WR Keenan Allen. Allen has caught 33 passes this year for a total of 387 yards and he seeks to improve his record with a solid game tonight. The Chargers come into tonight's game in second place in the league in pass offense, averaging 309 per game. Their rushing game has also been stellar with RB Melvin Gordon and veteran Danny Woodhead going 372 yards on 89 total carries over the first four games this year.

The Steelers will need to try an shut the Chargers' rush down, something they have struggled to do all season, ranking 29th in the league against the rush. They have allowed themselves to be run over by top RB's like Adrian Peterson (126 yards) and Giovani Bernard (123 yards) in past games, but the defense is sure they can stop this trend tonight. One good sign for the Chargers is their pass defense, ranking second in the league, allowing only 225 yards per game. If the Chargers can stop the run, they will be able to put Michael Vick into dangerous third and long situations and make turnovers happen.

Online Monday Night Football Live Betting

Bet365 is the home for online NFL sports betting and the famed UK sportsbook is offering both pre-game and live in-play odds for tonight. The home town Chargers have the edge at 1.55, while the Steelers have some making up to do at 2.60. There are an unprecedented 223 individual betting markets to choose from and many more throughout the four quarters of MNF action through Live In-Play markets.

 

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See also

NFL Week 1: Monday Night Football - Saints vs. Texans And Raiders vs. Broncos


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