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Early odds on the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Week 3 game

The Pittsburgh Steelers are favorites in Week 3 when they travel to Philadelphia, but Vegas is far from certain on the actual spread.

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When the 2-0 Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Philadelphia to play the 2-0 Eagles in Week 3 action, it will be the first time since the 1960s the Steelers and Eagles will meet while both undefeated. Throw in the fact the Steelers haven't won a football game in the city of brotherly love since the '60s, and you have yourself some intrigue.

The Steelers vs. a rookie quarterback usually ends well for the black and gold. As Carson Wentz looks to extend his legend with a big home win over a top AFC team, Pittsburgh looks to move their record to 3-0 with a shockingly stingy defense, and a very lethal offensive unit.

Despite what fans, and players, might say or think, Las Vegas usually has a very good feel for the game and how it might play out. A lot can be said about a game based on the spread, but fans should remember the spread/line can move throughout the week. And this game has done just that.

The opening line on this battle of Pennsylvania game had the Steelers giving 5.5-points, but since has dropped to Pittsburgh giving 3.5-points. Barring injuries, it looks as if this line certainly could hold steady. As most know, Vegas gives the home team at least a 2.5-point bump for playing in their friendly confines, so in this case they actually see the Steelers as 7 or 7.5-point favorites.

Will the Steelers be able to continue their winning ways in Week 3? Vegas suggests they will, but it will be closer than many think. Pittsburgh has shown a tendency to allow lesser teams to hang around, and sometimes win, games, but with both teams undefeated it should get the attention of all important parties.

So, if you are a gambler, you might want to run to the window to place your bet, before the line could change again.