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TONIGHT'S GAME: TITANS AT STEELERS

When: 8:30

TV/radio: Ch.8; 1010-AM

Line: Steelers by 6

The scoop: This matchup of the top AFC seeds in the 2008 playoffs should be physical and hard-fought. And don't expect an offensive potpourri. Neither team had a top-20 offense last season. But if you like football in its purest form, maybe this is a game for you. The Steelers begin their title defense by leaning on their defense again, but it's time to find out whether QB Ben Roethlisberger and his offense can take some of the load off. In 2008, Pittsburgh QBs were sacked more often than all but three teams, and the running game ranked 23rd.

Holder's pick: Steelers 21, Titans 16

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