Steelers way-too-early 2023 season record predictions
Steelers remaining opponents of 2023 could all be on the decline
Three opponents remain on the docket for Pittsburgh during their upcoming 2023 campaign. None of them fit into any of the divisions above and pose a threat to the black and gold upcoming record. All three could have a lot of changes this offseason and could seem easier on paper if they do not handle player change well.
The black and gold will host New England with hopes of dishing out payback from last season
The Patriots will be returning to town this upcoming season to try and double down their win totals over the last couple of seasons. Pittsburgh has historically struggled against the Patriots over the last several decades, but that could change here. The Steelers seem to have changed their course since these two last met in 2022.
Green Bay could be a totally different team if Aaron Rodgers decides to retire this offseason
Will Aaron Rodgers retire or go somewhere else this offseason? That decision still needs to be made so either the Steelers will face a team pushing for contention or a rebuilding club. Either way, this game is winnable as the black and gold will not be playing a powerhouse division winner like they did the last time these two faced off.
Las Vegas will hope to destroy the Steelers sin city dreams as they play host
Santa showed up early for the Steelers on Christmas Eve and they were able to come back and beat the Las Vegas Raiders at home. It was a bittersweet game for many different reasons, but Pittsburgh will be jumping into Vegas this time around. Again, no one knows what the makeup of this Raiders team will look like next year, but it could be tough if Tom Brady joins them, or it could be a rebuilding club.
Steelers record prediction: 10-7
As of now, a lot of these teams on the upcoming 2023 schedule seem to be easier than last season. The Steelers should be able to show continued signs of improvement going forward, which will put them over the top of these games. Three wins in the division, coupled with a 7-4 record against the rest of the campaign should get the black and gold into the playoffs.
The Steelers could have a relatively easy schedule heading into 2023, but that is before the offseason has begun. Each one of these clubs could have many different players and coaches on their club that could make things easier or tougher for the black and gold.