It hasn’t always been pretty.
It hasn’t always been easy.
Did I mention it hasn’t been easy?
The NFL’s last unbeaten team in the 2020 season. With Baltimore up next.... pic.twitter.com/SPeODkUzmZ— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 26, 2020
With plenty of tough games ahead, the 1972 Miami Dolphins might not have to concern themselves with wondering if their perfect season will be tarnished, but Steelers fans are on cloud nine, and rightfully so.
No one expected the Steelers to finish the season 16-0, and to be honest not many saw the team starting the year 6-0. The ultimate goal of winning the AFC North, making the playoffs and getting back to the Super Bowl for the first time since Super Bowl 45 is what the team has their eyes on.
What does the road ahead look like? Let’s take a look...
Week 8: at Baltimore Ravens
Week 9: at Dallas Cowboys
Week 10: vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Week 11: at Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 12: vs. Baltimore Ravens (Thanksgiving Day)
Week 13: vs. Washington Football Team
Week 14: at Buffalo Bills (Sunday Night Football)
Week 15: at Cincinnati Bengals
Week 16: vs. Indianapolis Colts
Week 17: at Cleveland Browns
Could the Steelers run the table? Of course anything is possible, however I don’t think anyone would consider it to be likely. Again, the ultimate goal is not a perfect season, but to get back to the big dance, and that starts with a playoff berth.
In the meantime, Steelers fans should savor the perfect record. After all, with a trip to M&T Bank Stadium on deck, who knows how long it will last. Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes as the team prepares for the Ravens this Sunday in Week 8.