Steelers pulled off season’s biggest upset, beat Bucs as 9.5-point underdogs

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Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh was the biggest upset of this NFL season.

The Steelers were 9.5-point underdogs against the Buccaneers, but Pittsburgh pulled off a 20-18 upset, the first time this season that big an underdog won a game outright.

The Steelers’ win over the Bucs was the 10th game this season with a point spread of more than eight points, and the first time the underdog won outright. Against the spread, the underdogs are 5-5 in those games.

It was the second consecutive week that the Steelers were heavy underdogs, but this week went a lot better for them than last week, when they were 14-point underdogs to the Bills and lost 38-3.

It was also the second consecutive week that the Bucs failed to cover as heavy favorites: Last week they were 10-point favorites over the Falcons and won 21-15.

18 responses to “Steelers pulled off season’s biggest upset, beat Bucs as 9.5-point underdogs

  1. trumpisgoingtojail says:
    October 17, 2022 at 9:02 am
    Brady desperately needs Gronk


    Brady played like a guy who partied all night friday, recovered from the hangover on Saturday, and expected to just show up and win on Sunday.

    The Bucs are in trouble but they did get that SB 2 years ago.

  2. Steelers only proved that Brady is retired – his effort yesterday would have cost them even in at home against Detroit! So be happy for your “big” win Steelers fans.

  3. The TB/PIT point spread was affected by what the bills did to Pittsburgh cause this TB team is not the same team of the past 2 years and didn’t deserve that much respect.

  4. becoming increasingly obvious that Belichick made Brady, not the other way around.

    I guess you slept through the last two seasons.

  5. That line was inflated. The Steelers looked awful against Buffalo, but that line must have been pushed by reactionary bettors. I didn’t think they’d win, but the Bucs were never likely to win by 10.

  6. The way Brady played against the Steelers on Sunday looked like he thought he was still at Kraft’s wedding doing the Chicken Dance!

  7. That was only the beginning. Look for the Steelers to dominate down the stretch. I’ve been sick and tired of hearing a lot of people who know nothing about football doubting us all season.

  8. Bowles is a fantastic DC, but he has no business being the head coach. That’s the change that’s affecting this team.

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