For starters, with a fourth-quarter lead, the Baltimore Ravens are no longer safe as homes. Speaking of dangerous, Mike Tomlin’s streak of not having a losing season as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers is in peril.
The NFL Week 4 betting preview indicates that it may be time to break with precedent when it comes to betting on certain teams.
So may quarterbacks Baker Mayfield (Carolina Panthers) and Carson Wentz (Washington Commanders) if their teams’ fortunes don’t turn around soon. Especially when third-stringer Bailey Zappe played for New England in a 27-24 defeat to the Packers at Lambeau Field. Not to add that Dallas Cowboys backup Cooper Rush is 3-0 straight up and against the spread since taking over for Dak Prescott, who is out with an injury.
Is Tomlin’s time running out?
Mike Tomlin has never had a losing season as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers since taking over in 2007. Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher, Pittsburgh’s two Super Bowl-winning coaches, could not make such a claim.
Tomlin has back-to-back 8-8 seasons in 2012-13 and another 8-8 season in 2019. However, it’s becoming more probable that Tomlin’s good fortune will run out this season. The oddsmakers seem to favor this development. Pittsburgh’s NFL win total odds are set at 6.5 games. The underdog has a -120 betting line.
Pittsburgh is now 1-3 after three consecutive losses. At home, the Steelers are 0-2 both straight up and against the spread.
They were defeated 24-20 at home by the New York Jets on Sunday. QB Zach Wilson of the Jets caught a touchdown pass. That had never occurred before in the history of the franchise. In terms of unusual occurrences, the Jets’ victory in Pittsburgh was just their second in 12 attempts. The other Jets quarterback to win in Pittsburgh? In 2010, it was none other than the buttfumbler himself, Mark Sanchez.
Wilson’s touchdown reception had to bring a grin to the OKBET gambler who placed $2 that Wilson and Daniel Jones of the New York Jets would be the first TD scorers in their respective games on Sunday. The winning ticket was worth $744.
No Lead Is Safe For Ravens
In the second quarter of Sunday’s game between these two AFC giants, the Baltimore Ravens were up 20-3 over the Buffalo Bills, who were favorites in the Super Bowl odds. Buffalo scored late in the half. The Bills then scored 13 consecutive second-half points to win 23-20.
Two weeks before, the Ravens led another AFC team, the Miami Dolphins, 28-7 and 35-14. Miami won 42-38 after scoring 28 points in the fourth quarter.
With the score at 20-20 on Sunday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh decided to go for it on fourth down instead of pursuing a field goal. QB Lamar Jackson of the Ravens was intercepted, allowing Buffalo to drive for the game-winning field goal as time expired in the fourth quarter.
Prior to this season, the Ravens were as near to a lock as there was in the NFL, with a big lead on the scoreboard. They were 101-5 SU in games when they led by 17 or more points.
In the middle of these Baltimore meltdowns, temperatures seem to be fraying. Near the close of the Bills game, cornerback Marcus Peters could be heard yelling at Harbaugh.
Bettor on OKBET goes 14-for-14
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