NFL week one is in the bag and there have been some interesting developments already. Known for his bold pre-season predictions Coach Rex Ryan only had one vague declaration this year. The toe tickling coach said the New York Jets would have a top five defense this year. What Rex failed to tell about was who potent the Jets offence would be.
For many, especially Miami Dolphins fans the addition of Tony Sparano as New York Jets offensive coordination signaled a switch to a safe, field-goal happy offensive attack. Week one Tony Sparano proved his critics wrong by unleashing a brutal aggressive pass happy attack.
The Pittsburgh Steelers a perennial playoff favorite had a very auspicious start to their season in week one. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 245. This number is not telling of the game seeing most of the game Ben was trying to keep up with Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos.
The Denver Broncos were able to run up 31 points on the Pittsburgh Steelers injury plagued defense. The Pittsburgh Steelers being once again without the talents of James Harrison and Troy Polamalu will have a tough time keeping up with this new recharged Jets offence.
Vegas odds have the Steelers as 6-point favorites, while the moneyline odds have Pittsburgh as a -230 favorite and New York as a +190 underdog. The over/under total is at 41. .