Though the Pittsburgh Steelers are historically known for defensive prowess — Steel Curtain and all — this year’s edition of the Black & Gold is expected to give up some points. According to oddsmakers in Las Vegas, the over-under on the NFL’s big opener at New England on Thursday night is 52 points. Only the Sunday matchup between the Eagles and Falcons has a bigger Week 1 over-under number, at 55.5.
The Steelers are a 7-point underdog as they visit the super-scrutinized Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Oh yeah, in case you haven’t heard: Tom Brady will be playing for New England.