NFL Preseason Preview: Falcons at Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Preseason


Steelers Host the NFC Champ Falcons

The Pittsburgh Steelers are just trying to survive their preseason with a very tough August. They got over the obstacle with a win in their opener against the New York Giants by a score of 20-12. It doesn’t get any easier the the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons visiting this afternoon.

Fans will get their first action of the Steelers at Heinz Field in the 2017 season.

The Falcons are still trying to prove that they’re over their Super Bowl 51 loss to the New England Patriots in February. Is there any residual hangover from their epic loss to the Pats? They fell just short in a 23-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins last week. They’re looking for their first victory since their NFC title win over the Green Bay Packers back in January.

The two teams will showcase their talents on national television on Sunday afternoon. The game televised on the NFL Network. Oddsmakers have the Falcons as 3-point favorites and the total is at 39. This line opened with the Steelers as 3-point favorites.

Steelers and Falcons Play for First Time Since 2014

Atlanta hasn’t played against the Steelers since 2014. The team has changed quite a bit since then. Many of the headliners for Pittsburgh are unlikely to play in this game to keep them healthy.

The Steelers should be a stiffer test on both sides of the ball than the Dolphins were. Let’s take a look at how these two teams compare by the numbers. All stats are based on the 2016 regular season.

Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Power Stats
Yards Per Point

Yards Per Pass

Yards Per Rush
Team Records
Atlanta Falcons
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf11-37-14-210-45-35-136.0024.3611.64
vs Div5-12-13-04-21-23-038.5028.679.83
Last 32-12-10-02-12-10-036.0025.0011.00

Pittsburgh Steelers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf11-46-15-39-5-14-2-15-324.6019.475.13
vs Div5-13-02-13-2-11-1-12-124.0019.504.50
Last 32-11-01-12-11-01-121.6721.330.34
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense34.11120.5810
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense278.755253.3324
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense116.508103.6717
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense24.421225.3227
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense285.784254.6320
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense107.5618116.1320

Head To Head Summary

Head To Head Detail
DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Dec 14, 2014PITATL27-20453533980973104071
Sep 12, 2010ATLPIT9-155823729511432113541
Oct 22, 2006PITATL38-415541847331732263992
Nov 10, 2002ATLPIT34-3418226544721824636453
Oct 25, 1999ATLPIT9-134918723611111152261
Oct 27, 1996PITATL20-171331783110672343011
Sep 27, 1993PITATL45-1700
Nov 4, 1990ATLPIT9-2100
Oct 4, 1987PITATL28-1200
Oct 28, 1984ATLPIT10-3500

Betting Odds Trends

Team Last 5 Games
Atlanta Falcons
DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Feb 5, 2017NE28-34L3/57.5L/O104240344104442546-1H
Jan 22, 2017GB44-21W-6.5/59.5W/O10139249399268367-2H
Jan 14, 2017SEA36-20W-6.5/51W/O99323422101208309-2H
Jan 1, 2017NO38-32W-7.5/58.5L/O142323465132341473-1H
Dec 24, 2016CAR33-16W-3/48.5W/O152256408119183302-2A

Pittsburgh Steelers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Jan 22, 2017NE17-36L6/49.5L/O54314368573744312A
Jan 15, 2017KC18-16W2.5/45W/U17121838961166227-1A
Jan 8, 2017MIA30-12W-11.5/47W/U17918836752253305-1H
Jan 1, 2017CLE27-24W-3/42P/O69243312231206437-3H
Dec 25, 2016BAL31-27W-5.5/46.5L/O1272794061222463681H

Weather in
PittsburghUnited States

Weather is Sunny  81°F

Humidity is 63%
Wind is Southeast 4 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Pittsburgh

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