With the Pittsburgh Steelers continuing their season on Sunday, there will still be a multitude of games going on at the same time. When the smoke clears and Steelers Nation looks to see what else has gone on around the NFL in Week 4, there are a few matchups between two teams the Steelers will face later in the season. First off, lets check out how the three games from last week ended up. Two of the three games came down to last-second field goals to win the game.
Chicago Bears (6) at Cleveland Browns (26)
As putrid as the Bears offense was on Sunday, they were in this game for a long time. The Browns didn’t take the lead until less than two minutes remaining in the first half and the Bears were still within one score to start the fourth quarter. This is despite having less than 50 yards of total offense and only one net passing yard due to the number of sacks surrendered. With Chicago’s offense looking so bad, it’s hard to say if Cleveland defense was doing the job or if it really was just the Bears.
Baltimore Ravens (19) at Detroit Lions (17)
As most of us know, the Ravens ended up with a win when they shouldn’t have. The officials blew it pretty bad by not calling the delay of game on the next last play of the game which gave Baltimore a chance at a 66-yard field goal. Setting a new NFL record, Justin Tucker bounced the ball off the crossbar and over to get the last-second win. It was also interesting to see the Ravens only managing to score one touchdown against the Lions.
Green Bay Packers (30) at San Francisco 49ers (28)
The Packers led this game the entire way until the final minute when the 49ers scored a touchdown to take a one-point lead. But in less than 40 seconds the Packers moved the ball 42 yards and hit a last-second field goal to secure the win.
For Week 4, here are the three games which could give the most perspective on what the Steelers can expect with some of their future opponents:
Sunday at 1:00 PM on FOX
Although there is still a little time until the Steelers face either one of these teams, they do square off against them in back-to-back weeks. With only one win between the two teams, this may be determining the weakest team left on the Steelers schedule for 2021.
Sunday at 1:00 PM on CBS
The next AFC North matchup the Steelers have will be against the Cleveland Browns but not until after their bye week. Facing off against the Minnesota Vikings who the Steelers face in December on a short week, it will be interesting to see if the Browns defense can do to the Vikings what they did to the Bears last week.
Sunday at 4:25 PM on CBS
Any other game will likely take a backseat to this one as the Steelers very next opponent faces off against their AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens. The Broncos are surprising 3–0 and are gaining confidence as they take on the Ravens who should not have exited the Motor City with a victory. With only one team able to come out victorious, the other may be faced with a bit of a reality check.
So there are the three main matchups which can give Steelers fans an indication as to the quality of upcoming opponents in 2021. As team get more games under their belt, it’s a little easier to establish expectations.
Obviously the Steelers game itself will tell fans the most about the season. But which of these other games will be the most telling as it pertains to the 2021 Pittsburgh Steelers? Make sure you vote in the poll and give your thoughts in the comments below.
Which NFL game do you think will tell the 2021 Pittsburgh Steelers the most about their upcoming season?
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Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos