The Steelers will begin the 2020 campaign with difficult games
To open up on a Monday night against the New York Giants would seemingly be a ‘layup’ for the Steelers, even with ‘Big Ben’, the presumed week one starter, coming off an injury that derailed his 2019 campaign. The Giants were a 4-12 football team in 2019; we finished the 2019 season with 8 up and 8 down.
So we should win that game handly, right? Maybe we do; maybe we don’t. The home team definitely has the advantage in a primetime matchup. I will say this about the prospects of winning this game. If ‘Big Ben’ is healthy and the offense gets off to a quick start, I think we can and will beat the Giants.
Week 2 brings the Denver Broncos into to town for the home opener. The Broncos had one less win than we did in 2019, so, on paper, this would be a pretty even contest; however, the Broncos will not have Joe Flacco at QB. Presumably, the QB will be Drew Lock.
That fact doesn’t necessarily mean anything other than this: the defense may have to win this one for us as the Broncos ‘D’ will probably be better than they were last season. With that said, if our offense gets off to a fast start and the defense does its job, the trek to the east coast may not end well for the Broncos. I would give a slight edge to the Steelers in this one.
Let’s continue to review the schedule.