As has become the custom in Week 1 of the NFL regular season, two games will be played on Monday Night Football. The two will make up an excellent two-team NFL Parlay when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the New York Giants and the Tennessee Titans hit the road to play the Denver Broncos in Mile High City. Both games are expected to be close from start to finish.
Pittsburgh at New York Giants: PIT -6; Total 46
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returns after being hurt in Week 2 of the regular season last year and not returning. The Steelers look to get back on track and contend for the AFC Central title. Roethlisberger's favorite target will be Juju Schuster-Smith, while James Conner returns to lead the running game. Pittsburgh will have to contend with stopping the running game of the Giants and will lean on TJ Watt and Bud Dupree, a pair of top linebackers. The Giants will have second-year quarterback Daniel Jones back under center, while running back Saquon Barkley is at 100% after being slowed on and off last season with injuries. Barkley has 3,469 yards from scrimmage over his first two seasons in the NFL and will be an important factor for the Giants as the running back must gain good yardage in order to open up the passing lanes for Jones. However, Big Ben and the Steelers will win and cover in the veteran QBs return to the gridiron.
1st Part of NFL Parlay: Pittsburgh Steelers -6
Tennessee at Denver: TEN -3; Total 41
The Tennessee Titans visit the Denver Broncos to open up the 2020 NFL regular season for both. Tennessee signed former No. 1 overall pick defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to shore up their pass rush. Clowney practiced all week and adds strength to a unit that also signed linebacker Vic Beasley. The offense for the Titans will be led by quarterback Ryan Tannehill, but it will be the running game of Derrick Henry that is most important, as the former Alabama Crimson Tide star became an integral part of the Titans offense late last season. Injuries are taking their toll with Denver. Star linebacker Von Miller was hurt last week in practice and is expected to miss the entire season, top receiver Courtland Sutton had to leave practice early on Thursday and his status is unknown for Monday's game. Denver will have linebacker Bradley Chubb on the field after he returned to practice following a slight knee injury. Denver does have running back Melvin Gordon who signed from the Chargers and drafted wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler. Look for the Titans offense to take advantage of an injury-riddled Broncos defense and pick up a victory on the road Monday night.
2nd Part of NFL Parlay: Tennessee Titans -3
Two-game Parlay Payout - $100 pays $264.46