Steelers improve in 2023 record prediction after NFL schedule release

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Week 15: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Indianapolis Colts, Sunday at TBD

Prediction: Steelers 25, Colts 21

Most people know the great record that Tomlin has against the Colts throughout his career as a coach. That trend continues here as Anthony Richardson will likely be the starter for the Colts at this point in the season. He has a lot of growing up to do at the NFL level and that will be the ultimate cause for the black and gold to overcome Indianapolis.

Week 16: Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers, Saturday at 4:30 P.M.

Prediction: Bengals 24, Steelers 19

If these predictions become reality, then this game will be for all the marbles in terms of who wins the AFC North division. Pittsburgh will be entering this contest with a 9-5 record, which will likely be trailing the Bengals by a game or two. Either way, this should either put Cincinnati out of reach or become a reasonable goal to reach for the black and gold.

Week 17: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Seattle Seahawks, Sunday at 4:05 P.M.

Prediction: Seahawks 21, Steelers 14

It will seem like doomsday if the black and gold drop these two games this late into the year. They will fall to a 9-7 record and barely be hanging onto any playoff hopes that they have left. Again, that west coast effect is real, and they normally do not perform well out there. They struggle in Seattle and lose a clunker on the road.

Week 18: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens, Sunday at TBD

Prediction: Steelers 26, Ravens 22

The NFL would love the theatre of these two teams facing off and the Steelers fighting for their playoff spot. This would immediately become the top contender for Sunday night football, and they would likely get the broadcast. It is another win for Pittsburgh in the hostile environment of Baltimore. They squeak out this win and find a way to get one of the last wild card spots available.