The 2020 Season has been all you could have hoped and wished for if you are a fan of the Black and Yellow. This tremendous Pittsburgh roster has put together an undefeated season even without the terrible towels waving in the stands every Sunday. The Steelers are currently 6-0 and coming off an impressive win at Tennessee and face another big challenge this weekend as they travel to Baltimore to square off with a familiar division rival. Coming into the season I had Pittsburgh on my list of Top Five Defenses. However, I did not have in mind that through seven weeks of football they would be the best team in the NFL. Which they indeed are.
Big Ben is Back
In 2019, the Steelers managed to put together an 8-8 season with arguably the worst Quarterback play in the league from both Mason Rudolph and Devlin “Duck” Hodges. With their fearless leader back, Roethlisberger is able to take this extremely young and talented team to new heights with his experience and leadership. If you are Ben, how confident are you in making a Super Bowl knowing Tom Brady and the Patriots are a non-threat to him this year. Tom Brady has been in the way of Ben getting to the Super Bowl over the last two decades and I believe this year Ben and Tomlin will focus in on the fact Brady is no longer in the AFC.
After this weekend’s challenging game against the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers find themselves with a very generous schedule during the month of November. The following November matchups are against the Cowboys, Bengals, and Jaguars. The Steelers are really in position to be 9-1 or 10-0 once December rolls around. This run in November could catapult them into the #1 Seed for the AFC in 2020 and finish with a 13-3 record in my opinion. The Defense will continue to dominate weak offenses and set up Pittsburgh fans for a long overdue Super Bowl run. Kansas City and Tennessee will give the Steelers a run for their money when it comes to the team coming out of the AFC to compete in the Super Bowl. But, as of now the Steelers are my AFC pick to make the Super Bowl.
-Fred O’Brien (@FOBSportsNFL)