Second prop bet to target for Sunday Night Football:
2. Najee Harris over 84.5 rushing yards (-125)
The LA Chargers have the worst run defense in the league and it is not even close. The Chargers allow an average of 155.1 rushing yards per game and the Steelers have a dynamic young running back in Najee Harris.
The Steelers don't have the best offensive line in the league and they haven't really leaned into the running attack too much yet this season. However, there is an obvious matchup advantage against the LA Chargers and the Steelers would be foolish to not hand the ball off 20 times to Harris in this game.
Not only do the Chargers struggle against the run but the interior defensive line is banged up. Linval Joseph is doubtful, although he was on the field practicing on Sunday. Jerry Tillery and Christian Covington are on the covid-19 list and Joey Bosa did not practice with the team all week.
Neither did Ben Roethlisberger, who was recently activated off of the covid-19 list and had to travel by himself to Los Angeles to play in this game. With Big Ben missing time and the Chargers having a poor run defense, Harris should be the workhorse that supplies most of the yards for the Steelers' offense.
The Chargers' secondary is healthy and if Harris does not get at least 85 yards then the Chargers are guaranteed to win this game. It is in the Steelers' best interest to run the ball as much as possible.
Let's dive into the third prop bet to target on Sunday Night Football.