The 2018 Pittsburgh Steelers’ season has been unique, to say the least. After a start which was more about drama and disappointing play than big wins and celebrations, the team has rebounded nicely in the month of October.
In fact, after rattling off back-to-back wins against the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals, the Steelers have improved their record to 3-2-1 with a great deal of momentum heading into their Week 7 bye week. But it isn’t just the team who is singing a different tune...so are the fans.
Thanks to SB Nation’s FanPulse survey, some of the most tuned-in fans of the black-and-gold have shown they are starting to become believers again. Take a look at the yearly chart below, and you can see just how bad things got after the Week 4 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football.
Even though confidence was at an all-time low for the Steelers, the dominating win over the Falcons, followed by a hard-fought win over the Bengals, the fan base is starting to see this team very well could be turning the corner.
After Mike Tomlin declared the team needed to get their ‘September Stench’ off of themselves, they have done just that by winning both of their games in the month of October to date, but bigger fish are ready to fry.
Coming off the bye, the Steelers will host the Browns at Heinz Field in Week 8, only to be followed by a trip to M&T Bank Stadium to play the Ravens in Week 9. The Carolina Panthers will come to Pittsburgh for a Week 10 Thursday Night Football contest, but it is hard to believe the Steelers will have played 5 of their 6 AFC North division games before Week 10 o the season. The only game left is a Week 17 game at home vs. the Cincinnati Bengals.
What is your confidence in this Steelers team? Are you still skeptical? If so, what would it take for you to have genuine faith in the Steelers again? Let us know in the comment section below!