The Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0, 0-0 Home) host the New England Patriots (0-1, 0-1 Away) at Acrisure Stadium on Sunday for their home opener. The Patriots are two-point favorites, and the total is 40.5. New England is coming off a 20-7 loss at the hands of the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium last Sunday. Mac Jones threw for 213 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Damien Harris ran nine times for 48 yards. Jakobi Meyers caught four passes for 55 yards. Pittsburgh beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 at Paycor Stadium last Sunday. Mitch Trubisky was 21 of 38 for 194 yards and a touchdown. Chase Claypool carried six times for 36 yards. Pat Freiermuth was targeted 10 times, hauling in five receptions for 75 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since September 2019, a 33-3 win for the Patriots.
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The Patriots’ 7 points scored ranks 30th in the NFL, and they are facing a Steelers defense whose 20 points surrendered is 12th. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh is 12th in the league in scoring after putting up 23 points, and New England’s 20 points allowed ranks 12th.
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
Pittsburgh Steelers (+115)
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