The Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5-1) and Minnesota Vikings (5-7) will kick off the Week 14 NFL schedule on Thursday Night Football. Pittsburgh snapped its two-game losing streak and narrowly escaped with a 20-19 victory against the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens. Minnesota, on the other hand, couldn't end its two-game slide and fell short to the league-worst Detroit Lions, 29-27.
Kickoff from U.S. Bank Stadium is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Minnesota is favored by 3.5 points in the latest Steelers vs. Vikings odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is 44.5. Before making you make any Steelers vs. Vikings picks, you NEED to check out the latest NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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The model knows Justin Jefferson is a superstar receiver for the Vikings. The LSU product is seventh in the NFL in catches (78), second in receiving yards (1,209), and tied for eighth in touchdowns (7). Jefferson has gone over 100 receiving yards in five games this year. In the loss to the Detroit Lions, Jefferson had his best game of the season thus far. He snagged 11 passes for 182 yards with a score.
The model also knows Steelers receiver Diontae Johnson is eighth in the league in catches (76), ninth in receiving yards (914), and hauled in six scores. The 2019 third-round pick was the leading pass-catcher in the victory against the Ravens. Johnson finished with eight catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter.
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