Next Preseason game Saturday, August 26 vs Indianapolis Colts 7:30 P.M.
Current Preseason 2017 record 2-0
Win vs Atlanta 17-13 & Win vs Giants 23-20
Is there somewhere out there that ranks NFL teams schedules? If not, then I’ll tell you right now the Steelers definitely have a favorable schedule, on the easier, per se. Ending and opening the season up with Cleveland are two sure wins. Then the next eight weeks they play two teams that pose a threat, Kansas City, and Baltimore, which are still possible wins. After their bye week, they face the Packers and Patriots, only two threats on their whole schedule. But it’s no surprise the Steelers have a chance to win 12 games and a minimum of 10 games next season.
With an offense led by big-old, battered up Big Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers look to again make a deep playoff run. Roethlisberger, despite being 35-years-old and out of his “prime” continues to be the backbone to this teams success. With a ton of depth at the wide out position, on top Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell star power. These two are top players in the NFL, it can’t hurt to have them both causing headaches for opposing defenses throughout the season. The Steelers always play a consistent defensive game also(great fantasy defense option if you need a consistent 5-8 points a week), with a defense led by Stephen Tuitt on the offensive line, and a linebacker core of Ryan Shazier and James Harrison, and a secondary of Sean Davis, the defense supports the offense quite well. The Steelers only managed to give up 68 rushing yards per game, ranking 4th among NFL teams(2016).
I think it’s fair to say Pittsburgh will handle their own and glide into the playoffs and even possibly win the division, the Steelers will be left right where they left off last season just this team and Steeler fans hope to see a win in the Conference Championships. Despite the obvious, some players on the offensive side and defensive side that will make a major impact for Pittsburgh next season are:
WATCH OUT FOR Martavis Bryant, after his suspension is up Bryant will more than likely serve a WR2 option, and Bryant has shown some great strides this preseason and hopes to make an impact after serving his suspension.
WATCH OUT FOR Sammie Coates, with Bryant suspended, Coates will be an undervalued WR for Steelers. Coates can still fly and be a solid WR2/WR3 option while Bryant is out.
WATCH OUT FOR Artie Burns: Burns had 52 total tackles, 3 interceptions during his first year with Pittsburgh, with a ton of tools on this defense, Burns will be an emerging CB to keep an eye this season as he will be a big part of the Steelers defense.
STEELERS 2017-18 NFL SCHEDULE
Week 1- @ Browns
Week 2- vs Vikings
Week 3- @ Bears
Week 4- @ Ravens
Week 5- vs Jaguars
Week 6- @ Chiefs
Week 7- vs Bengals
Week 8- @ Lions
Week 9- BYE
Week 10- @ Colts
Week 11-vs Titans
Week 12- vs Packers
Week 13- @ Bengals
Week 14 vs Ravens
Week 15- vs Patriots
Week 16- @ Texans
Week 17 vs Browns
Wins: Browns, Vikings, Bears, Jaguars, Bengals, Lions, Colts, Titans, Ravens, Browns
Loses: @ Ravens(week 4), @ Chiefs(week 6), Packers, Bengals, Patriots, Texans