Steelers schedule: 3 most exciting matchups in the 2021 NFL season

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
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The Steelers have a difficult schedule ahead of them in 2021, but here are three matchups that should have fans on their feet this season. 

The NFL has just released its schedule for the upcoming 2021-2021 season, and I could not be more excited. The Pittsburgh Steelers have arguably the most challenging schedule out of all teams, with their opponent’s win percentage being .574. They will also face arguably the league’s top teams during the last four weeks to end the season.

While I have high hopes for this year, there is also a decent amount of uncertainty I have as well. After starting the season 11-0, the Steelers’ late-season collapse is disappointing and disheartening, significantly how it concluded with their humiliating loss to the Browns. However, this is a new season, and with that, there are plenty of matchups that should be exciting for Steelers fans to look forward to this year.

Though I have the Steelers going 10-7 this year, I wanted to break down what matchups I believe to be the most exciting this season. Here are my top three matchups to look forward to:

Week 1: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo Bills

Sunday, September 12th at 1:00 PM

One of the first games to be played after Thursday’s opening game between Dallas and Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh vs. Buffalo, should be a game to remember. Not only have the Bills and Steelers faced each other twice in the last two years, but Buffalo has walked away with the win both times. What excites me most about this game is how Ben Roethlisberger is going to respond.

While Ben missed the 2019 game against the Bills in 2020, his performance was subpar at best. Ben finished the game with 187 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions, granted the Bills have among the top defenses in the league. Yet, this game will be a tone-setter for the season as the Steelers, especially Ben, have critics to silence. If the Steelers can go out and win their first game of the season in a respectable, not dominant win, I think it would satisfy a decent amount of fans going forward.