Steelers hold onto third place with a record prediction of 9-8
The Steelers getting to a 9-8 record might be one that fans will have mixed emotions about. It would keep them in the playoff hunt for most of the year, but it would also show not much improvement from last season. This is a young team that is in some sort of transition period, so do not expect a Super Bowl this year.
The play at quarterback is the biggest question mark on this team right now. Pittsburgh has grown accustomed to great quarterback play with Ben Roethlisberger over the years, but that is gone now. There is no more comfort at the position and one of these other guys will need to step up for this club to get a better record and into the playoffs.
There are other concerns across this roster that will need to be answered for this group to get to where they want to go. Cornerback has two guys that are not proven to be true number one options at their spot. The Steelers defensive line should bounce back from last season, but there are no guarantees there either.
Mike Tomlin is still one of the best Head Coaches in the NFL because he knows how to connect and motivate his players. That allows him to keep his team steady throughout the ups and downs of the crazy schedule. This team is good enough to win more games than most experts believe.