Pittsburgh Steelers will have a difficult 6-game stretch this year

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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The Steelers will have an easier schedule than usual this year. However, there is still a tough stretch of games they must face in 2020.

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a down year in 2019; and that is to be expected with losing their franchise quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. Hopefully, 2020 will be a better year with Roethlisberger getting his arm strength back.

The way the scheduling works in the NFL is the better teams will play their equal opponents in their rank of the division in AFC games. That means the Steelers will not play teams that were in first place last year because they were not in first place unless they are playing the whole division.

This team will be able to warm up the first two games against the Giants and the Broncos who are both decent teams but won’t be overwhelmingly hard to beat. Both teams have young quarterbacks who aren’t in their prime yet.

After that, there will be a stretch from Week 3 to Week 8 which will test the Steelers and will tell us what kind of team they are. Teams will also have kicked off the dust that not having a preseason will have brought.

Then the second half of Pittsburgh’s schedule has more winnable games where they should be given the opportunity to put themselves in the playoff picture. However, in order to be in a position to make a run, they must weather the storm of difficult games.

With that being said here is the difficult 6-game stretch the Steelers must face in the 2020 NFL season: