As many fans continue to pour over the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers regular season schedule, it is never too early to break down the games week-by-week. No, you won’t see any predictions (yet), but just a general outlook of the games, their importance and just how the NFL might be putting the screws to the black and gold.
Let the over analysis begin…
Week 1: September 10 – 1:00 p.m. EDT at Cleveland Browns
When the Steelers opponents were finalized, you probably couldn’t have hand picked a better team to start the season with. The Browns might be a heck of a lot better in 2017 than 2016, they certainly have enough draft picks, but that improvement will likely take time…not in Week 1. Also, starting on the road in Cleveland with much more favorable weather will be a nice change.
Week 2: September 17 – 1:00 p.m. EDT vs. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings are a tough nut to crack. Without Teddy Bridgewater, and now without Adrian Peterson, not too sure what to think of this matchup, but it is games like these which the Steelers can’t afford to lose, as they have in the past.
Week 3: September 24 – 1:00 p.m. EDT at Chicago Bears
Speaking of games the Steelers can’t afford to lose, the Week 3 game in the windy city certainly is one of them. Whoever is Chicago’s quarterback by kickoff will be interesting to watch, but playing in Chicago in September is a favor for schedule makers.
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