2 things to love, 2 things to hate about Steelers 2023 schedule

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What I hate: Steelers have a brutal three-game stretch to close the season

Of all of the things I dislike about the Pittsburgh Steelers schedule, this one might take the cake. I can deal with an early bye week if it means that the Steelers have a manageable schedule down the stretch. However, if we combine a 12-game stretch without a break with three of their hardest games coming at the tail end of the season, this could be a recipe for disaster.

Pittsburgh will finish the season at home in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals before back-to-back road games against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17 and the Baltimore Ravens in Week 18. All three of these opponents were playoff teams last year, and with Lamar Jackson back (with new receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Zay Flowers), they could be a much better team in 2023.

For a team that is already projected to be in the hunt at this point when it comes to the playoff race, it would be awful if a gassed Steelers team was eliminated from contention because of their brutal three-game stretch to close the season.

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We know that good teams have to show up in moments like these, but we would hate to see the Steelers season come down to how they perform in the final stretch against some formidable opponents.