With the NFL schedule finally getting released, these five games stick out as the Steelers toughest matchups in the new 17-game schedule.
While the Steelers knew who their opponents for the 2021 season were going to be since the end of the past season, the actual schedule of play was unknown until just this week. With the recent release of the upcoming year’s schedule, there seem to be some patches of games that are going to be tougher than others. Here are the five hardest opponents for the Steelers during the upcoming 2021 season.
Buffalo Bills (Week 1)
Much has been said about the Steelers’ week one matchup with the Bills as this game was released earlier than the rest of the schedule. While the Bills have their fair share of issues as a team, mainly a running game with little direction and some defensive issues in terms of stopping the run, the team benefits from the supreme play of Josh Allen. With him at the helm, the Bills will be a tough team to stop.
The matchup that may end up really breaking the Steelers will be Stefon Diggs. He had over 100 yards against the team, and he will be running routes against an elderly Joe Haden and an unproven Cameron Sutton. Considering Diggs was the best receiver in the league last year, he could have a field day during the first game of the season. Add in the Steelers affinity to have slow starts and all signs point to the team dropping this opening game.