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3 games to watch in Week 6 which give perspective on the Steelers future opponents

There are several NFL games this week which can be used as a measuring stick for teams the Steelers take on later in 2019

NFL: SEP 22 Steelers at 49ers Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It goes without saying that the most important game of the week for the Pittsburgh Steelers is when they face off on Sunday Night Football against the Los Angeles Chargers. Or at least I thought it was. Apparently it was not spelled out clearly enough for some last week that while taking care of business on the field is most important, if you’re a fan of the NFL and care to watch other games they may also give some indication as to how the Steelers may match up against other teams in the future. For example, the Cleveland Browns getting run over by the San Francisco 49ers was a very telling game. And according to the majority of fans last week, they knew it would be going in to Monday night.

As for Week 6, here are the three games which could give the most perspective on what the Steelers can expect with future opponents:

San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams

Sunday at 4:05 PM on FOX

The Steelers’ game with the San Francisco 49ers was a troubling one. Even though they had to travel out west for Mason Rudolph’s first start, the Steelers still were in a position where they could have (and possibly should have) won the game. Since facing the Steelers, the 49ers had their bye week before taking down the Cleveland Browns 31-3.

As for the Los Angeles Rams, they will be visiting Heinz Field on November 10 for a 4:25 PM game. The Rams are also 3-2 after starting the season with three straight wins over the Panthers, Saints, and Browns. In the last two weeks,the Rams have fallen at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and in Seattle last Thursday night.

The matchup on Sunday in the late afternoon time slot could be an indication as to the quality of the opponent the Steelers will be facing in Week 10. If the 49ers can take down the Rams on the road, It will show they are the team to beat in the NFC West. As for the Steelers, they are the only team in 2019 who kept the game within 14 points with San Francisco and had a legitimate (if not probable) shot to take down the 49ers.

Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns

Sunday at 1:00 PM on FOX

The Seahawks are coming off their “mini bye” after defeating the Los Angeles Rams 30-29 last Thursday. Other than the Steelers, the Seahawks have also defeated the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals to bring their record to 4–1 with their only loss being to the New Orleans Saints.

As for the Browns, they have staggered their wins against the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens with their losses to the Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Rams, and San Francisco 49ers. Coming back east humbled by their 31-3 defeat, the Browns look to keep their up-and-down pattern of play going against a tough Seahawks team.

This game is one of those key matchups where the Steelers need their division opponents to lose to the same teams with which they have already lost. While Seattle has shown they are a formidable opponent, they still must travel east for another 1 PM start against an AFC North team. Should the Browns prevail, it will give them a win on a common opponent of the Steelers which will help in their overall record for the season.

Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday 1:00 PM on CBS

While the Steelers have already played both of these teams, they still have one more matchup remaining with each of them on the schedule. Additionally, seeing how the Ravens can handle Cincinnati will be very interesting to watch. Of course, with Baltimore leading the division, the Bengals getting into the win column would be a very welcomed site.

So there are the three main matchups which can give Steeler fans an indication as to the quality of upcoming opponents in 2019. While each week is a different game and upsets due to certain matchups are bound to happen, the greater the body of work each team puts on the field can help to draw better conclusions.

So which of these games other than their own will be the most telling as it pertains to the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers? Make sure you vote in the poll and give your thoughts in the comments below.


Which other NFL game do you think gives the most perspective on the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers?

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  • 24%
    San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams
    (48 votes)
  • 32%
    Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns
    (65 votes)
  • 39%
    Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
    (79 votes)
  • 3%
    Other (Leave the choice in the comments)
    (6 votes)
198 votes total Vote Now