Patriots vs Steelers Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 2 NFL Game

Devon Platana
Patriots vs. Steelers expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 2 game.
Patriots vs. Steelers expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 2 game. / AP Photos/Jeff Dean
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The 2022 NFL season is finally here and the Week 2 schedule is chock full of exciting showdowns. One of the most anticipated matchups of the week is a tilt between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Patriots opened their 2022 season with a stinker, losing 20-7 to the Miami Dolphins in a low-scoring affair. Meanwhile, the Steelers shocked a lot of people in Week 1, scoring a 23-20 overtime victory over the rival Cincinnati Bengals.

Having said that, the Patriots have gotten the better of the Steelers in recent years, winning seven of the last 10 meetings. Does Pittsburgh have what it takes to pull off the upset at home?

Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Patriots vs Lions Week 2 matchup.

Patriots vs Steelers Projections

ESPN FPISteelers (52.1%)
numberFirePatriots (61.8%)
FiveThirtyEightSteelers (58%)
Betting FavoritePatriots (-2.5)

Projected Winner: Steelers (2), Patriots (2)

Patriots vs Steelers Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Steelers (7), Patriots (3)
Sports Illustrated ExpertsPatriots (3), Steelers (2)
CBS Sports ExpertsPatriots (5), Steelers (2)

Expert Totals: Patriots (11), Steelers (11)

The upcoming Patriots vs. Steelers matchup is the definition of a game that could go either way. The two AFC teams are split right down the middle when it comes to both projections and expert picks.

Like most of the times when these teams meet, fans should expect a competitive affair. Head coaches Bill Belichick and Mike Tomlin know each other well, leaving time to tell which man is able to squeak away with the victory.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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