Aug. 30, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback (18) Peyton Manning stretches prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Odds and lines for the Week 1 matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are listed as 1.5 point underdogs for their Week 1 game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night, according to OddsShark. The line opened with Peyton Manning and the Broncos favored by three points, but it has since shifted down to one on some sites and 1.5 points on most sites. The over/under is currently set at 44.5 points.
The Broncos made a big splash during the offseason by replacing Tim Tebow with Peyton Manning, but most pundits are still waiting to see if Manning is healthy enough to produce at his typical Hall of Fame level. Meanwhile, Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense is an explosive unit headlined by wide receiver Mike Wallace and running back Rashard Mendenhall, but Mendenhall won't be ready for Week 1. Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer will fill as backfield replacements for the short-term, so there will be plenty of intrigue heading into the opening week for Pittsburgh as well.
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