NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Los Angeles Chargers

Pittsburgh
Steelers
5 - 3 - 1
Los Angeles
Chargers
5 - 4
November 21, 2021, 8:20 PM EST
 | SoFi Stadium

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Pittsburgh
Steelers
5 - 3 - 1
Los Angeles
Chargers
5 - 4
November 21, 2021, 8:20 PM EST
 | SoFi Stadium
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3-1 SU, 3-6 ATS) are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five road games against the Los Angeles Chargers (5-4, 5-4). The Steelers and Chargers clash in the Sunday Night Football matchup this week in Los Angeles.

    Pittsburgh Steelers vs Los Angeles Chargers
    • Date/Time: November 21, 8:20 p.m. ET
    • Stadium: SoFi Stadium
    • TV Coverage: NBC
    • Sportsbook Odds: Chargers -3.5 | O/U 48.5 (Line History)
    • Steelers vs Chargers Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The Chargers originally opened as 3.5-point home favorites in this matchup, but uncertainty about Ben Roethlisberger’s status has bumped the line up to Los Angeles -6. The total has settled in at 47 points since Sportsbook at 48.5 points. The UNDER is 10-5 in Los Angeles’s last 15 games.

    Pittsburgh News & Notes

    The Steelers were on a nice roll with a 4-0 SU record over their previous four games heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Detroit Lions. Pittsburgh eventually closed as a 6-point favorite when Ben Roethlisberger was ruled out after contracting COVID-19, but the Steelers couldn’t get the job done at home in a 16-16 tie against the lowly Lions. Mason Rudolph went 30-for-50 with 242 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception in the draw.

    Roethlisberger would be eligible to return if he is able to produce two negative COVID-19 tests before game time. In the meantime, the Steelers are preparing as though Rudolph will be starting again.

    Pittsburgh is expected to be without Minkah Fitzpatrick on Sunday as the free safety has also tested positive for COVID-19. T.J. Watt is listed as questionable with hip and knee injuries sustained against Detroit.

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    Los Angeles News & Notes

    The Chargers couldn’t get the job done as 3.5-point favorites at home in last Sunday’s 27-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Justin Herbert was held to only 195 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception in the loss.

    Herbert has averaged only 242.3 passing yards per game with a 6-to-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio during Los Angeles’s 1-3 SU and ATS slump. He averaged 315.2 passing yards with a 13-to-3 TD-to-INT ratio across the team’s 4-1 SU and ATS start to the season.

    Los Angeles has lost its grasp on the top spot in the AFC West with a 5-4 SU record as the Kansas City Chiefs have jumped ahead with a 6-4 mark. The Chargers will try to keep pace with a victory Sunday against the injury-riddled Steelers.

    How Pittsburgh Will Cover

    Los Angeles ranks dead last in the NFL in rushing defense, allowing 155.1 rushing yards per game. Najee Harris should feast in this one, so as long as the Steelers can avoid turnovers on offense and continue their strong play on defense, they should be able to keep this one close enough to cover the spread.

    How Los Angeles Will Cover

    Justin Herbert has to be the difference-maker. Pittsburgh’s offense isn’t built to put up a ton of points and has more success in grindy, low-scoring games. If Herbert plays his A-game, he could help the Chargers pull away with a comfortable win.

    Computer Pick: Pittsburgh +5

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    Shark Bites
    • Pittsburgh is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games vs LA.
    • Los Angeles is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games.
    • The UNDER is 6-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 8 road games.

Odds

Sunday, November 21 Sun Nov 21


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+3.5
-127
+150
o48.5
-116
-3.5
+103
-175
u48.5
-106
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+6.5
-112
+225
o47.5
-110
-6.5
-108
-265
u47.5
-110

Edge Finder

16.60
Points Scored
25.90
170.00
Passing Yards
248.50
110.10
Rushing Yards
105.80
27:37
Time on Field
28:46
59.20
Number of Plays
64.10
4.73
Yards Per Play
5.53
16.60
Points Scored
25.90
2.80
First Quarter
6.80
4.40
Second Quarter
9.30
4.60
Third Quarter
3.30
4.80
Fourth Quarter
6.50
170.00
Passing Yards
248.50
31.30
Pass Attempts
35.90
18.80
Pass Completions
23.80
2.30
Sacks
2.20
17.80
Sack Yards
17.20
9.04
Yards Per Pass
10.44
110.10
Rushing Yards
105.80
25.60
Rush Attempts
26.00
4.30
Yards Per Rush
4.07
0.60
Interceptions
0.50
0.70
Fumbles
1.10
0.20
Fumbles Lost
0.30
0.80
Total Turnovers
0.80
5.50
Penalties
5.20
46.50
Penalty Yards
50.70
27:37
Time on Field
28:46
59.20
Number of Plays
64.10
4.73
Yards Per Play
5.53
5.90
Punts
4.10
44.83
Punt Average
44.31
62.80
Return Yards
39.30

Head To Head

PIT
Stat Type LAC
7-3
Record
3-7
6-4
ATS
4-6
5-5
O/U
5-5
26.30
Points Scored
23.50
123.20
Rush Yds
66.10
31.10
Pass Attempts
37.50
65.27
Completion %
61.33
221.50
Passing Yds
248.10
344.7
Total Yds
314.2
0.90
Turnovers
1.60
PIT
Stat Type LAC
2-1
Record
1-2
2-1
ATS
1-2
1-2
O/U
1-2
26.00
Points Scored
23.33
114.67
Rush Yds
56.33
30.33
Pass Attempts
42.67
62.64
Completion %
67.97
199.00
Passing Yds
318.67
313.67
Total Yds
375
1.00
Turnovers
1.67
Oct 13/19 (1 of 10)
PIT
Stat Type LAC
Away
Home
24
Points Scored
17
+6
ATS
-6
42.5 o
O/U
42.5 u
124
Rush Yds
32
20
Pass Attempts
44
75.00
Completion %
59.09
132
Passing Yds
316
256
Total Yds
348
1
Turnovers
3
Dec 2/18 (2 of 10)
PIT
Stat Type LAC
Home
Away
30
Points Scored
33
-3
ATS
+3
53.5 o
O/U
53.5 u
65
Rush Yds
85
45
Pass Attempts
36
64.44
Completion %
72.22
271
Passing Yds
286
336
Total Yds
371
1
Turnovers
0
Oct 12/15 (3 of 10)
PIT
Stat Type LAC
Away
Home
24
Points Scored
20
+4
ATS
-4
45.5 o
O/U
45.5 u
155
Rush Yds
52
26
Pass Attempts
48
50.00
Completion %
72.92
194
Passing Yds
354
349
Total Yds
406
1
Turnovers
2
Dec 9/12 (4 of 10)
PIT
Stat Type LAC
Home
Away
24
Points Scored
34
-7
ATS
+7
37.5 o
O/U
37.5 u
69
Rush Yds
94
42
Pass Attempts
42
52.38
Completion %
50.00
271
Passing Yds
200
340
Total Yds
294
2
Turnovers
0
Oct 4/09 (5 of 10)
PIT
Stat Type LAC
Home
Away
38
Points Scored
28
-5.5
ATS
+5.5
42.5 o
O/U
42.5 u
177
Rush Yds
16
34
Pass Attempts
36
79.41
Completion %
58.33
320
Passing Yds
235
497
Total Yds
251
1
Turnovers
1
Jan 11/09 (6 of 10)
PIT
Stat Type LAC
Home
Away
35
Points Scored
24
-6
ATS
+6
37.5 o
O/U
37.5 u
165
Rush Yds
15
27
Pass Attempts
35
62.96
Completion %
60.00
177
Passing Yds
275
342
Total Yds
290
0
Turnovers
2
Nov 16/08 (7 of 10)
PIT
Stat Type LAC
Home
Away
11
Points Scored
10
-4.5
ATS
+4.5
40.5 o
O/U
40.5 u
124
Rush Yds
66
41
Pass Attempts
26
75.61
Completion %
57.69
286
Passing Yds
152
410
Total Yds
218
0
Turnovers
2
Oct 8/06 (8 of 10)
PIT
Stat Type LAC
Away
Home
13
Points Scored
23
+3
ATS
-3
37 o
O/U
37 u
68
Rush Yds
119
31
Pass Attempts
37
64.52
Completion %
64.86
197
Passing Yds
222
265
Total Yds
341
2
Turnovers
1
Oct 10/05 (9 of 10)
PIT
Stat Type LAC
Away
Home
24
Points Scored
22
+3
ATS
-3
47 o
O/U
47 u
104
Rush Yds
66
26
Pass Attempts
35
65.38
Completion %
57.14
207
Passing Yds
213
311
Total Yds
279
1
Turnovers
2
Dec 21/03 (10 of 10)
PIT
Stat Type LAC
Home
Away
40
Points Scored
24
-6.5
ATS
+6.5
41.5 o
O/U
41.5 u
181
Rush Yds
116
19
Pass Attempts
36
63.16
Completion %
58.33
160
Passing Yds
228
341
Total Yds
344
0
Turnovers
3

Team Records

PIT
Record LAC
5-3-1
All
5-4
3-2-1
Home
2-3
2-1
Away
3-1
3-6
ATS
5-4
1-5
ATS Home
2-3
2-1
ATS Away
3-1
2-6-1
O/U
3-6
2-3-1
O/U Home
2-3
0-3
O/U Away
1-3
PIT
Record LAC
3-2
All
3-2
1-2
Home
2-1
2-0
Away
1-1
3-2
ATS
3-2
1-2
ATS Home
2-1
2-0
ATS Away
1-1
1-4
O/U
2-3
1-2
O/U Home
2-1
0-2
O/U Away
0-2
PIT
Record LAC
1-1
All
2-0
0-1
Home
1-0
1-0
Away
1-0
1-1
ATS
2-0
0-1
ATS Home
1-0
1-0
ATS Away
1-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
PIT
Record LAC
5-3-1
All
5-4
3-2-1
Home
2-3
2-1
Away
3-1
3-6
ATS
5-4
1-5
ATS Home
2-3
2-1
ATS Away
3-1
2-6-1
O/U
3-6
2-3-1
O/U Home
2-3
0-3
O/U Away
1-3

Gametime Weather

Weather
7:20 pm EST Clear
26ºC / 78ºF
16% Humidity
0% Precipitation
4% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type N/A
Field Image
Arrow Image 5
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report
Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Nov 14, 2021DET16-16T-6/40.5L/U145242387229773063
Nov 8, 2021CHI29-27W-7/40L/O105175280136278414-1
Oct 31, 2021CLE15-10W+5/43W/U11525537096210306-1
Oct 17, 2021SEA23-20W-5.5/43L/P1192263451441653090
Oct 10, 2021DEN27-19W+1.5/39.5W/O1472443911062683740
Oct 3, 2021GB17-27L+6/45L/U622202821312363671
Sep 26, 2021CIN10-24L-2.5/42L/U45297342961722681
Sep 19, 2021LV17-26L-5.5/46.5L/U39292331523734251
Sep 12, 2021BUF23-16W+6.5/48W/U75177252117254371-1
Jan 10, 2021CLE37-48L-5.5/47L/O525015531272633905
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Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Nov 14, 2021MIN20-27L-3.5/53.5L/U821712531032783810
Nov 7, 2021PHI27-24W-1/49.5W/O893564451761553310
Oct 31, 2021NE24-27L-3.5/50.5L/O1632063691412113521
Oct 17, 2021BAL6-34L+3/51L/U26182208187140327-1
Oct 10, 2021CLE47-42W-2.5/47W/O1123814932303015311
Oct 4, 2021LV28-14W-3/51.5W/U16821238048165213-1
Sep 26, 2021KC30-24W+7/55W/U77275352186251437-4
Sep 19, 2021DAL17-20L-3/55L/U953134081982214191
Sep 12, 2021WAS20-16W+2/45.5W/U903344241261332591
Jan 3, 2021KC38-21W-6.5/43W/O13528141651217268-1
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