Steelers improve in 2023 record prediction after NFL schedule release

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Steelers 2023 schedule record prediction finishes with 10-7 record

Heading into the 2023 season, the Steelers should be expected to take a step forward. They have a better roster overall and Pickett should be able to progress in year two. Those two things alone for be enough for the black and gold to get over the hump and back into the playoffs. There are going to be plenty of challenges, but there should not be as many as last year.

Unless there are catastrophic injuries that litter this roster, there should be consistent contributors on defense and offense. The Steelers were not a great team last year, but they did show the ability to improve and play well in different circumstances. Pickett will have to show that he truly is the guy of the future in this upcoming campaign.

Even though this club is a better roster overall, there are still plenty of question marks that riddle this group. Middle linebacker is the main concern for this defense, and the offensive line is going to take a minute to congeal. Some of those issues could iron themselves out during the pre-season, or it could rear its ugly head.

It's very early to have a cemented record prediction, but 10-7 seems to be a fair estimate at this point. They have all the tools to be a playoff team, but there are different circumstances that they will have to thrive in. Expect a lot of close games that require the Steelers to battle to the bitter end for their success to become reality.

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