NFL odds Week 8: Redskins vs. Steelers

Alex Trautwig

The Pittsburgh Steelers are favored against the Redskins, but their dynamic rookie quarterback has changed the game for a once moribund offense.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Washington Redskins for a Week 8 cross-divisional showdown at Heinz Field. The game will feature two of the more elusive quarterbacks in the game, two players capable of extending the play, albeit in dramatically different ways. This will be Pittsburgh's first shot at the NFL's most exciting player through the first half of the season, Robert Griffin III. The dynamic rookie signal caller has yet to have a truly bad game, and he's coming off another impressive performance against the defending champion Giants.

The Steelers enter the week after a crucial divisional win on the road against the Bengals. With the Ravens hit hard by injuries, Pittsburgh has a chance to make a strong push for an AFC North crown over the second half of the season. That effort begins on Sunday against a much improved Redskins team.

RGII has changed the game when it comes to setting the lines on the Redskins. Pittsburgh opened as 4-point favorites, but that has creeped up a half-point to a point in many places as the week progressed. The Skins have one of the worst defensive backfields in the league, so this could be a big day for Ben Roethlisberger and his array of weapons on the outside. The over/under is set at 47.5, and between Griffin and Roethlisberger, it should be an exciting shootout in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

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