Steelers schedule 2022: Game-by-game predictions for upcoming season

Cameron Heyward #97 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Cameron Heyward #97 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /
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Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals reacts after scoring a touchdown in the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 schedule has been released. Here are my early game-by-game predictions for the upcoming season.

Every year following the Steelers schedule release, I attempt to make my early game-by-game predictions about which games Pittsburgh will walk away in defeat or emerge victoriously.

While it was somewhat of an unpopular opinion at the time, I predicted the Pittsburgh Steelers would finish 9-8 immediately following the 2021 schedule release. This ended up being dangerously close to their 9-7-1 record last year. (Who in their right mind can predict a tie, honestly).

This season, the Steelers are heavy underdogs to win the AFC North. Is this the year Mike Tomlin’s streak without a losing record is finally broken, or does Pittsburgh defy oddsmakers yet again to be better than anyone expects? Here are my game-by-game predictions for the Pittsburgh Steelers following the NFL schedule release:

Week 1: Steelers @ Bengals

This is going to be a tough pill to swallow. The Steelers would love to get revenge on the Cincinnati Bengals after getting swept (and at times humiliated) by them last season. Sadly, this is easier said than done.

Pittsburgh had their number for so many years, but this is certainly a different Bengals team than what we are used to seeing. Led by one of the most promising up-and-coming NFL quarterbacks in Joe Burrow, the Bengals will not be an easy task in Week 1.

Though the first game of the season is typically when you can catch good teams off guard, I am going to predict the Steelers lose their first game of the season as they struggle to keep pace with Cincinnati’s suddenly high-powered offense.

Prediction: Loss (0-1)