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2019 NFL season: Patriots open as week 1 favorite over the Steelers

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The Patriots are expected to start the season with a win.

New England Patriots v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

The New England Patriots have opened as 6-point favorites over the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Westgate SuperBook. The over/under is set at 53, suggesting a 29.5-23.5 Patriots victory.

This game will be the Patriots’ third season-opener as reigning champion since the 2015 season, but the first time the game will be played on Sunday Night instead of on Thursday Night.

They’ve previously defeated the Steelers 28-21 in the first week of 2015 and lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 42-27 in the first week of the 2017 season. Hopefully they can repeat their success against Pittsburgh.

Do you think the Patriots can cover the spread?