The Pittsburgh Steelers, and every other NFL team, have wrapped up the 2017 regular season, which means the team’s 2018 opponents and locations, are complete.
For those who don’t know, there’s a system determining every NFL team’s opponents. Here’s how the league puts together the 16-game schedule:
- 6 games against divisional opponents, 3 home and 3 away
- Paired up with another AFC and NFC division (8 games)
- Play the two other divisional counterparts of the two conference divisions not paired up in the previous bullet.
So, in 2018, the Steelers will play all AFC North opponents twice, as always, but they’ll be paired up with the AFC West and the NFC South. Since we won our division, we’ll play the other two AFC division leaders (now known to be Jacksonville and the Patriots).
With that said, here are the 2018 Steelers’ opponents and location, as we head into the postseason:
Okay, so which games will be the best games to watch next season? I give you the Top 5 games fans should be excited for in the upcoming season (obviously without knowing just when these games will take place until the schedule is released.)
In no particular order:
1. Steelers at Jaguars
The Jaguars beat the Steelers twice last year, and Pittsburgh heads to Duval in 2018. I doubt the Steelers will be overlooking the Jags this time around.
2. Steelers vs. Jaguars
Talk about revenge against the Jaguars, try revenge against the Patriots after the Jesse James catch turned non-catch. You could bet your house this game will be a nationally televised affair.
3. Steelers vs. Falcons
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. Should be fun to watch.
4. Steelers at Saints
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.
5. Steelers vs. AFC North
Say what you want about the other games on the schedule, but the divisional games, especially against the Browns and Bengals, are always competitive and cut throat. You could chalk up several games within the division on this list.
What would be your Top 5 games to watch in 2018? Let us know in the comment section below!