The Coach's NFL *Afternoon ANNIHILATOR* - Steelers@Falcons
(NFL) Pittsburgh vs. Atlanta, 12/14/2014 8:00 AM, Score: 27 - 20
Money Line: -145.00 Pittsburgh (Away)
Result: Win
The Steelers are coming off an impressive road win at Cincinnati last week, and they come into Atlanta to play the 5-8 Falcons as just a slight favorite. The Falcons defense hasn't been able to stop anybody this season, and I can't see them stopping the Steelers high powered offense here this Sunday.

Here are my keys to the game:

1. Falcons Defense - Atlanta ranks dead last in the NFL against the pass, allowing an average of 387 passing yards per contest. They gave up a total of 502 yards in a 43-37 loss at Green Bay last week.

2. Previous History - The Steelers are 6-1-1 SU in their last eight meetings versus the Falcons, and the over is 11-5 in Falcons last 16 home games.

3. X-Factor - The Falcons offense relies heavily on star wideout Julio Jones, who's status is uncertain as he's suffering from a hip injury.

Selection: This is a play on the Pittsburgh Steelers (8*)