Steelers: 2015 regular season predictions

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Dec 28, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) runs the ball as Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Dan McCullers-Sanders (62) and inside linebacker Sean Spence (51) and defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) defend during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Week 5 – Pittsburgh Steelers @ San Diego Chargers

Score: 31-24 Pittsburgh

The Steelers continue their streak against the Chargers with Roethlisberger dueling quarterback Phillip Rivers in the battle of the class of 2004. Ben will get his revenge after having to watch Rivers be selected before him. Another huge factor that may lead to a win for the Pittsburgh Steelers will be the return of the deep aerial threat, Martavis Bryant, who should score a touchdown or two in the wake of his return, assuming he starts.

Week 6 – Arizona Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Score: 24-13 Arizona

Head Coach Bruce Arians plays the team he used to coach for, and gets the better of them, ending their streak. The 2014 Coach of the Year has had a strong career outside of Pittsburgh so far, and would love to put that on display in front of the team he used to be a part of the coaching staff of. The Cardinals stout defense led by star cornerback Patrick Peterson might be strong enough to really slow down the all-powerful Pittsburgh offense.

Week 7 – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs

Score: 20-17 Pittsburgh

The last couple of games between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been pretty close, but Pittsburgh always seems to find a way to stay on top. Differently, this time, will be how the Steelers handle wide receiver Jeremy Maclin who is a new addition to a passing offense that hasn’t scored a passing touchdown to a wide receiver since 2013…hopefully this changes that for them.

Week 8 – Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Score: 35-21 Pittsburgh

The last few seasons, the Bengals have been a very strong team, but the Steelers have always found a way to explode against this team. Last season, the Steelers swept the two-game series against Cincy and I wouldn’t be shocked if they did it again. The Bengals haven’t made too many additions to the team, and Andy Dalton tends to struggle against the Steelers, no matter what.

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