7. Pittsburgh wins the AFC North division title in a tight race
It might not be the most outlandish prediction to imagine the Steelers to win the AFC North division. A handful of experts have jumped on the Steelers hype train heading into the regular season. It is going to be a tough division and most experts believe it is the toughest in the league. Expect a tough battle for the four teams that call it home.
2023 is an interesting year as each club has some question marks heading into their respective schedules. The Steelers obvious one is at quarterback and what kind of progress Kenny Pickett will make in year two. There are also some question marks about what the club's success will look like when game planning comes into the fold.
The good news is that they are not the only club in the AFC North that has issues as the other three teams have issues. The Bengals have question marks in their secondary right now and Joe Burrow's health is always in question. Will Deshaun Watson return to his pre-suspension form? Will the Ravens be able to overcome their offensive line concerns?
All of those question marks will lead to the direct outcome of the division winner this season. The Steelers can win the AFC North if they are able to solve most of their question marks in a positive way. If Pickett can be an above average starter in this league with little turnovers, then Pittsburgh will be in the hunt not only for the playoffs but for the kings of their division.