For a long time, the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers were the two premier teams in the AFC. However, both franchises are in a state of transition, having recently lost Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks, but both organizations still have lofty expectations coming off playoff seasons a year ago. On Sunday, they'll go head-to-head on Paramount+ in what could be a critical game for both sides as they fight to keep pace in a crowded AFC. You can stream the game in select markets on Paramount+.

New England is a 2-point favorite in the latest Steelers vs. Patriots odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 40.5. In select markets, Sunday's matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

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How to watch Steelers vs. Patriots

  • Steelers vs. Patriots date: Sunday, Sept. 18
  • Steelers vs. Patriots time: 1 p.m. ET
  • Steelers vs. Patriots TV: CBS 
  • Steelers vs. Patriots streaming: Paramount+

Week 2 NFL picks for Patriots vs. Steelers

Before tuning into Sunday's Steelers vs. Patriots game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 139-98 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. 

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

For Patriots vs. Steelers, the model is backing the Over (40.5) to hit with ease. The two teams combined for just 538 yards of total offense in their respective Week 1 matchups and it appears bookmakers are adjusting this total accordingly.

However, the Patriots will certainly be expecting to score more than seven points after a three-turnover game against the Dolphins and the Steelers defense is ailing. After needing seven sacks and five takeaways to make up for the fact that they gave up 423 yards of total offense to the Bengals, the Steelers will now be without NFL Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Watt, who suffered a torn pectoral in the win last Sunday.

That should take pressure off second-year quarterback Mac Jones. Meanwhile, the Steelers are expected to have Najee Harris in the lineup after it appeared he reaggravated a foot injury he suffered during training camp. The model expects Harris to pile up nearly 100 scrimmage yards and a touchdown to help the over hit in well over 50 percent of simulations. You may be able to stream the game here.

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