The Steelers enter the 2020 season with a seemingly easy schedule that could prove to be a difficult one to navigate
The Steelers began the 2020 season by signing free agents and by drafting players whom we believe will be positive contributors to our efforts. Whether or not that becomes a reality remains to be seen. As was stated at the outset of the discussion, on paper, the Steelers have the second easiest schedule of the 2020 season.
I would argue that it is meaningless to look at strength of schedule, period. How teams perform in one season generally have no bearing on how those teams will perform the following season. The Steelers finished the 2019 season with an 8-8 record. What will our record be in 2020?
Since I do not own a crystal ball, I neither can not nor will not wager a guess as to what the Steelers record will be in 2020, but I will say this: I believe the Steelers will win more games in 2020 than they did in 2019. How many more games we will win remains to be seen.
Could the Steelers win every game in 2020? Sure. Could we lose every game in 2020? Sure, but that is not probable. What I think is more probable is this: ‘Big Ben’ stays healthy, the offense gets back on track and the defense continues to play at a high level.
If all three of the aforementioned scenarios come to fruition, the Steelers will have a successful 2020 campaign that will result in a playoff berth which could lead to a Super Bowl appearance. If none of the aforementioned comes to fruition, the 2020 season will be a tough one to endure. Either way, strength of schedule will not dictate how the 2020 season unfolds.