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Predicting the Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 regular season schedule

With the NFL schedule bein* released Thursday, a renegade BTSC writer tackles the insane task of predicting the Steelers 2020 slate of games. Will he get a single one right? We will see.

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Finally, the NFL schedule is finally coming out and the Steelers will have an idea when they are slated to play who. However, everything still is up in the air. But with BTSC subs rib8ng to the wishful thinking of things going off without a hitch, I’ve taken the liberty of fruitlessly trying to guess the schedule. With no expectations of getting a single game right, let’s take this for a spin.

Sunday, September 13 at Cleveland

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After the Myles/Mason debacle from last November, I don’t think the NFL is bold enough to put this game in Prime Time. But in Week One, this even-angrier rivalry could be an electric opener with the Steelers opening on the road for the sixth-straight season.

Monday, September 21 vs. Houston (MNF)

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Watt vs. Watt vs. Watt needs to happen under the lights. But more important, it needs to happen before J.J. Gets hurt and is gone for the year. This clash of three brothers should be much better than last season’s Edmunds vs. Edmunds vs. Edmunds.

Sunday, September 27 vs. Philadelphia

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I’m just glad this game won’t be in Phily. The Steelers haven’t won there since 1965. Once again, the battle for Keystone State supremacy will be fun.

Sunday, October 4 at Baltimore (SNF)

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The Steelers and Ravens have met quite a bit in Week 4 as of late. The last two times have been brutal. Hopefully, Ben’s expected return to the rivalry will halt the two-game skid.

Sunday, October 11 at Buffalo

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This game needs to be held earlier than December. The last time the Steelers played in upstate New York in front of those rabid maniacs they call fans (2016), the field was white...but the winners wore black-and-gold. The Steelers will crave revenge after last year’s debilitating loss in Week 15.

Sunday, October 18 vs. Cincinnati

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This could be Joe Burrow’s welcome to this intense division-rivalry in the Steel City. After meeting up with the Steeler defense, he might never want to come back.

Monday, October 26 vs. Indianapolis (MNF)

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The clash of the QB Class of 2004 between Phillip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger needs to be nationally televised. Last year’s visit by Indy was exciting enough, but what will happen when you upgrade the passing game with two legends?

Sunday, November 1 - Bye

The Steeler bye is usually circa Week 8 or 9. This seems like a good week for rest, if byes are still a thing in 2020.

Sunday, November 8 at Jacksonville

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Jacksonville has the look of a team with a winning ticket in the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes, but the Jaguar King (Gardner Exotic) might have something emphatic to say about that. Don’t expect a runaway Steeler victory. Duval is a tough place for the Steelers traditionally to play and Minshew can light it up.

Sunday, November 15 at New York Giants

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Last time the Steelers played a sub .500 team at MetLife Stadium, it went badly. It’ll be fun to see Saquon Barkley, but this will be a game the Steelers will need to win with tough tests coming up.

Sunday, November 22 vs. Denver (SNF)

Denver Broncos v Pittsburgh Steelers

The last time the Broncos rode into Steeltown, the Steelers penetrated the “no fly zone”. That doesn’t exist anymore, but the Broncos are an intriguing team with rising talent. This is a matchup worthy of Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth.

Thursday, November 26 at Dallas (Thanksgiving)

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This just seems inevitable. These two iconic teams haven’t played on Turkey Day since 1991 and it would surely command a national audience. The Steelers aren’t stellar on the November holiday, but they are riding a one game winning streak on Thanksgiving. This game may rival the phenomenal classic from 2016.

Sunday, December 6 vs. Washington

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Since 1973, the Steelers are 8-3 and have been victorious in their last six against Washington.

Sunday, December 13 vs. Cleveland

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Are the Browns good on paper or on grass? The Steelers are 31-5-1 since 2000 against the Brownies. But if this team finally turns the corner, it will get interesting. But still they haven’t been the victors at Heinz since 2003.

Sun December 20 at Cincinnati

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The Steelers are 28-9 in the last 20 years versus Cincy. Will Burrow play in this contest or will his offensive line have him shelved before the holidays?

Saturday, December 26 at Tennessee (8:00 PM)

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These two teams could be challenging for seeding at this particular juncture. Music City isn’t always the most harmonious place for the Steelers to play.

Sunday, January 3 vs. Baltimore Ravens

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The home-field advantage doesn’t mean too much in this great rivalry. Hopefully this game means more to Baltimore than last year. I would rather see Lamar Jackson play, then having already clinched the division. In fact, if I had my furthers it would be to see a healthy Ben resting on this day instead...voluntarily.

This is an absolute crap shoot, but what do you think? If I get four right, I’ll be celebrating.