It’s officially time for the start of the 2022 NFL regular season. For Pennsylvania sports betting fans, there is a lot to look forward to with the hope that either the Philadelphia Eagles or the Pittsburgh Steelers will do the state proud and make it to the Super Bowl. Here we are focusing on the storied Pittsburgh franchise. So, who are the Steelers playing in NFL Week 1?
Who Are The Steelers Playing In NFL Week 1
For Week 1, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be traveling to play the defending AFC Champ Cincinnati Bengals. The game will be played at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, OH, starting at 1:00 PM ET. The game will be on CBS.
The betting line on the game is the Bengals -6.5, and the over/under is 44.
It’s always nice to see two historic rivals take the field in Week 1. It gives football fans and sports bettors an idea of how conference foes compare at this early stage of the season.
New Look Steelers
It will be a different Steelers that takes the field on September 11th. It will be the first time in almost two decades that retired QB Ben Roethlisberger won’t be leading the way. Yes, all good things do eventually come to an end. The pressure will fall squarely on new QB Mitch Trubisky, who comes over from the Chicago Bears. He will be looking to rebuild an offense that is filled with new pieces.
The Bengals will be looking to make a second consecutive trip to the Super Bowl and stand a great chance of doing just that. There is no doubt that the Bengals will have no problem putting points on the scoreboard behind a juggernaut offense that will be led by the dynamic trio of QB Joe Burrow, WR Ja’Marr Chase, and RB Joe Mixon.
Steelers v Bengals Betting Prediction:
The Bengals are favored on the road against a Steelers team that could struggle to put points on the board. If the Bengals want to make a statement in Week 1, this game could get out of hand very quickly. Lay the points. Score Prediction: Bengals 35 Steelers 13.