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Detroit Lions vs Pittsburgh Steelers 8/21/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Detroit Lions will be banging helmets against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL 2021 pre-season game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 7:30 PM ET. Detroit lost its first match in the pre-season by just a point deficit against the Buffalo Bills at 15-16 on Friday. The Lions trailed a 3-14 lead after two quarters but rallied late in the final quarter with 12 points resulting in a 15-16 defeat. Detroit earned 141 passing and 107 rushing yards for a total of 248 yards with an average of 4.1 yards per play. The Lions made 19 first downs in 60 total plays with four sacks allowed and three punts in the losing effort. The team is in 2nd place in the NFC North with 15 points collected and 16 lost for a -1 point difference.

 

Detroit QB Tim Boyle completed 8 of his 15 pass attempts for 38 yards while QB Jared Goff connected on seven of his 9 attempted passes for 56 yards in the loss. RB Craig Reynolds rushed for 49 yards with 6 carries and nailed one touchdown for the Lions. WR Tom Kennedy made four catches for 46 yards while WR Javon McKinley had two receptions for 40 receiving yards in the losing effort. DE Kevin Strong Jr. notched 5 solo and 1 assisted tackles while DE Bruce Hector added one sack and four total tackles for the defense of Detroit.

 

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Detroit Lions vs Pittsburgh Steelers Predictions 8/21/2021

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated their first two opponents in the NFL 2021 pre-season. Pittsburgh beat the Dallas Cowboys at 16-3 last August 5 and the Philadelphia Eagles at 24-16 on August 12, 2021. In their recent win, the Steelers fell behind at 7-16 in the first half but the team exploded in the third with 14 points and added three more points in the final quarter while preventing the Cowboys from scoring in the 24-16 victory. Pittsburgh recorded a total of 410 yards (258 passing, 152 rushing) for an average of 5.1 yards per play. The Steelers marked 28 first downs in 80 total plays with 1 sack allowed, one interception thrown and made 4 punts in the victory. The Pittsburgh Steelers took the lead in the AFC North with two wins and collected a total of 40 points but wasted 19 for a point difference of +21.

 

QB Dwayne Haskins led the Steelers after landing one touchdown while connecting 16 of his 21 attempted passes for 161 yards in triumph. RB Jaylen Samuels led the running offense with 10 carries for 45 yards and scored one touchdown for Pittsburgh. WR Rico Bussey Jr. received 4 passes for 45 receiving yards for an average of 11.2 per reception in the winning effort. Safety Arthur Maulet led the defensive line for the Steelers with 3 solo and 1 assisted tackle in the victory.           

 

Detroit Lions vs. Pittsburgh Steelers. The NFL Pick for this game is Pittsburgh -5.5. The Steelers achieved an impressive 2-0 record in the pre-season and they gained momentum after two convincing victories. Pittsburgh is the stronger team in this match-up and the team will have no difficulty in dominating the struggling Lions at home. The prediction: The Pittsburgh Steelers will win at 24-17.

 

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Detroit Lions vs Pittsburgh Steelers 8/21/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NFL Starting Time: 7:30 PM ET

 

Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA

 

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021

 

TV: NFLN

 

NFL Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh Steelers -5.5

 

NFL Totals: 37.5

 

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