NFL Betting: Bengals Send Steelers to 0-2Published September 17, 2013 by OCR Editor
Pittsburgh were one of the early odds favorites for 2013-14 NFL season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the early-season favorites in online sportsbook NFL title odds, have dropped to 0-2 after their surprise 20-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Bengals Conquer Steelers
Cincinnati running back Giovani Bernard was the difference between the two sides on Monday night football, as he found gaps in the Steelers' feared defense to score two touchdowns. On one occasion, he caught a short pass from quarterback Andy Dalton for a 27-yard touchdown.
The Steelers, who conceded an unthinkable 407 yards during the game, suffered two consecutive losses to open the season for the first time since 2002. They had two turnovers within a short distance of the end zone, and failed to record first downs on seven of their first 12 possessions.
NFL Season Betting
Pittsburgh have fallen badly in NFL title betting, now listed as 50/1 equal-17 th favorite at William Hill Sports. The top few teams in the Super Bowl betting are: Denver Broncos, 4/1, Seattle Seahawks, 13/2, San Francisco 49ers, 8/1, New England Patriots, 10/1, Green Bay Packers, 12/1, and Houston Texans, 14/1.
William Hill Sports is a big supporter of American sports and NFL football in particular, hosting pre-match betting and live betting on every game throughout the 2013 season, right up the Super Bowl at the beginning of 2014.