Now that Tom Brady will be playing in next Thursday's season opener, the New England Patriots are even bigger favorites to win.
Originally posted as a 3- or 3.5-point favorite, the Patriots are now favored by roughly a touchdown on most boards, according to VegasInsider.com via Pro Football Talk. Backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was originally penciled in as the starter when Brady's four-game suspension was announced by the league.
Suspensions to running back Le'Veon Bell and receiver Martavis Bryant, coupled with the absence of center Maurkice Pouncey due to an ankle injury will have the Steelers without three of their best players on offense.
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