Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Week 1 Staff Predictions, 2013

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Nicholas Pitakos (Staff Writer, 0-0)

Oct 11, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) runs with the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Steelers 26-23. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers 24, Tennessee Titans 17

The rivalry between these two teams makes for an interesting Week 1 matchup. When the Titans and Steelers met in 2012, the Titans barely pulled off the victory. They’ll look to build off of that.

This season, I think Pittsburgh pulls off the win against our beloved Titans. The Steelers have a huge home-field advantage in Week 1. That gives them a slight advantage. There are still a lot of questions around both of these teams. In the end, if Tennessee can’t stop Ben Roethlisberger, then it will be a long night on defense.

Tennessee has a lot to prove and a win would be huge for this team. It’ll be close. Based solely on home-field advantage and questionable defense, I give the very close nod to the Steelers.

I hope I am wrong.