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By: Taylor Kyles

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The New England Patriots have lost five games in a row, and if the oddsmakers are to be believed that streak will continue on Thursday night.

The Patriots head into Week 14 as 6-point road underdogs to the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The over/under for the game has been set at 33, while the moneyline stands at Steelers -245 and Patriots +200.

It is not hard to see why New England is listed as underdogs.

The Patriots just lost a third game in a row despite giving up 10 or fewer points — the first team in 85 years to accomplish that questionable feat. With their offense being the least productive in the league right now, and the team as a whole sitting at 2-10, New England being a favorite at one point over the remainder of the season would be a surprise.

All that being said, the Steelers face their own questions. Why they are 7-5 and currently in the playoff picture, they just lost to a two-win Arizona Cardinals team and also its starting quarterback: Kenny Pickett will miss the game due to an ankle injury, with backup Mitchell Trubisky stepping in.

Patriots-Steelers will be kicked off at 8:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Originally posted on Pats Pulpit