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

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Bret Fitchpatric (Contributor II, 0-0)

Oct 11, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas (2) celebrates kicking the game winning field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (8)following the game at LP Field. Tennessee defeated Pittsburgh 26-23. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans 24, Pittsburgh Steelers 21

This will be a slightly higher scoring game than fans may think.  The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t your older brother’s Steelers.  While their defense is decent, it isn’t the dominating defense of years past.  Chris Johnson will have a big game and the Tennessee Titans will lean heavily on the run game.  This will keep the game close throughout.  The Titans defense will continue to give up yardage, but will get a key stop in the last two minutes of the game to seal the win.