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Go one-on-one with The Lineman this NFL season


steelersAnother NFL season is upon us and the Lineman knows there is no chance of it being a perfect one. But hey, it’s not whether you win or lose; it’s if you covered the spread.

Each week this NFL season the Lineman will offer up his Pick-of-the-Week plus his top five other games. So have some fun, go one-on-one with the Lineman and see you at the Super Bowl.

The new season kicks off on Thursday with a beauty as the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers open defence of their title against AFC rivals the Tennessee Titans.

So let’s get started.

Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers (minus-6)

It’s a new season but the Steelers and Titans have a familiar look with both teams returning all but two starters. The Steelers may be Super Bowl champs but remember the Titans, not Pittsburgh, had the best record in the NFL (13-3) last season and were 12-4 against the spread.