Disregard everything you saw from the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1. The 30-point loss to the New England Patriots isn’t at all indicative of what’s to come for the team in the 2019 NFL season.

The defending Super Bowl champions dominate most opponents that visit Gillette Stadium. Pittsburgh was no exception. Tom Brady picked apart the team he so often beats. Bill Belichick has had Mike Tomlin’s number for years, and the Patriots might have their best team in over a decade.

Pittsburgh is still probably the best team in the AFC North, and they are a worthwhile bet against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2.

The Steelers are laying four points at home against the Seahawks, according to the latest betting line at OddsShark. The total for Sunday afternoon’s game is 46.5.

Seattle isn’t exactly coming off an impressive win. The Seahawks barely avoided an upset at home with a 21-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, who are the worst team in the AFC North. 

The 2019 season could start much like the 2018 season did for the Steelers. Pittsburgh was held to just 21 points in 70 minutes on the road against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1 of last year. The game ended in a tie and Ben Roethlisberger threw three interceptions. The Steelers lost the following week in a close game against the Kansas City Chiefs and MVP Patrick Mahomes, putting up 37 points in defeat.

As good as Russell Wilson is, Seattle’s offense is nothing like Kansas City’s No.1 ranked unit. Only two Seahawks wide receivers caught passes in the season opener. That could be a theme this year for one of the league’s worst receiving corps.

With the Legion of Boom, Frank Clark and Michael Bennett all gone from Seattle, this isn’t your typical dominant Seahawks defense. There’s a reason Andy Dalton led the NFL with 418 passing yards in Week 1. The quarterback was sacked five times, but Seattle is unlikely to repeat that against one of the best offensive lines in football.

Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense will bounce back at Heinz Field, where they usually play much better. JuJu Smith-Schuster will put up big numbers, going from an elite Patriots secondary to a Seahawks secondary that could struggle mightily against good quarterbacks.

Roethlisberger still has plenty of good football left in him.

The Seahawks are one game over .500 on the road in the last three years. Including the playoffs, Seattle has a losing road record since the start of the 2016 season.

Prediction Against The Spread: Pittsburgh over Seattle, 34-23