We’ve known since the conclusion of the 2019 regular season who the Steelers will play in 2020. Thursday night, we found out when they will play these opponents.
The much-anticipated schedule release is here! Steelers Nation has been eager along with the rest of the NFL fan base to see what would become of the NFL schedule.
Would there be significant structural changes due to the pandemic? Will the Steelers finally get a week 1 home opener?
Well, the answers to both of those questions are… no and no.
The Steelers now will have to wait until 2021 for a Week 1 home opener. Instead, they take the road to New York to face the Giants where Big Ben will make his debut. This, of course, is followed by the week 2 home opener against the Broncos–their first matchup in Pittsburgh since 2015.
The Steelers, before any inevitable flexes, have four scheduled prime time games and end their season on the road in Cleveland.
Fun fact, the Steelers made the postseason all three times they ended their regular season in Cleveland (2010, 2011, &2015.)
However, as I get a feel for this schedule, it has more favorable early matchups than last year. There are a couple of toss-up games that could make or break the Steelers season.
With the return of Ben Roethlisberger and most of the 2019 Steelers defense intact, here is my floor and ceiling for the 2020 Steelers