Well, the guess work is done now. The 2018 NFL Regular Season schedule has officially been released, and it is time to take a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ scheduled slate and pick the best of the best.
Okay, so which games will be the best games to watch this season? I give you the Top 5 games fans should be excited for in the upcoming season, in no particular order:
1. Steelers at Jaguars — Week 11 (Sunday Night Football)
The Jaguars beat the Steelers twice last year, and Pittsburgh heads to Duval in 2018. With all the trash talking which took place before, and especially after, I doubt the Steelers will be overlooking the Jags this time around. This will be a must-watch prime time contest.
2. Steelers vs. Patriots — Week 15 (CBS Late Game)
Talk about revenge against the Jaguars, try revenge against the Patriots after the Jesse James catch turned non-catch. Everyone knew this game was going to be a nationally televised game, and with a carbon copy of 2017 (location and week), the Steelers are hoping for a much different ending to this grudge match.
3. Steelers vs. Falcons — Week 5 (FOX Early Game)
Atlanta will be a top team in the NFC again, and Matt Ryan and Julio Jones coming to town could be a high-flying affair between these two contenders. Call me crazy, and I know you will, but it is always fun to watch the Steelers play the NFC teams they don’t see outside of the every 4 year rotation. Should be fun to watch.
4. Steelers at Saints — Week 16 (CBS Late Game)
These two teams don’t play often, and when they do they are usually a game to remember. Alvin Kamara and Drew Brees will look to hold their own against the Steelers’ highly touted offense, but this game might be more about which defense is able to contain the opposition as this could turn into a track meet in the dome.
5. Steelers vs. AFC North
Say what you want about the other games on the schedule, but the divisional games, especially against the Ravens and Bengals, are always competitive and cut throat. Throw in how active Cleveland has been this offseason and those two games are no longer ‘gimmes’ on the schedule.
Full AFC North Schedule in 2018:
Week 1 at Cleveland
Week 4 vs. Baltimore (Sunday Night Football)
Week 6 at Cincinnati
Week 8 vs. Cleveland
Week 9 at Baltimore
Week 17 vs. Cincinnati
What are your Top 5 games on the Steelers’ schedule? Let us know in the comment section below!