Steelers schedule: 3 surprise games Pittsburgh could lose in 2020
Week 1 @ New York Giants
The Steelers are notorious for their sluggish start to the season. Last year, with a healthy Ben Roethlisberger at the helm, Pittsburgh kicked off the season with a 33-3 blowout road loss against the New England Patriots. In 2018, the Steelers opened with a tie in overtime against the Cleveland Browns.
Mike Tomlin’s team has particular difficulty with uncommon opponents on the road. And seeing how the Steelers play the Giants just once every four years, this game certainly falls into that category.
Pittsburgh is clearly the more talented team here, and if Roethlisberger is fully healthy from the gate, I don’t envision this game being a big problem. However, bad starts are not uncommon to the Steelers, and there is a chance they drop their season opener to an inferior opponent.