2022 NFL schedule release: Steelers opponents, previews, full list of teams on regular-season schedule

The huge waves of complimentary company are over. The draft is total. Now, all eyes are on the upcoming NFL season. Not lots of groups had a busier offseason than the Steelers, who got Mitchell Trubisky throughout complimentary company, then utilized the 20th total choice in the draft to choose Kenny Pickett. Both gamers will take on Mason Rudolph to be Ben Roethlisberger’s follower. 

Pittsburgh’s lineup is consisted of a few of the league’s finest gamers. Defensively, Pittsburgh is led by ruling Defensive Player T.J. Watt, All-Pro protective deal with Cam Heyward and two-time All-Pro security Minkah Fitzpatrick. The Steelers’ offense is led by running back Najee Harris, receivers Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool, and tight end Pat Freiermuth. Led by coach Mike Tomlin, the Steelers will compete to win the franchise’s seventh Vince Lombardi Trophy this season and initially because the 2008 project. 

First, they’ll need to make it through their 2022 challengers. Below, discover a total take a look at the groups set to square off with Pittsburgh this year, along with a rundown of their 18-week regular-season schedule (when revealed):

2022 challengers

Baltimore Ravens: Pittsburgh has actually won 4 straight video games versus its arch competitor. Besieged by injuries, the Ravens began 8-3 last season prior to losing their last 6 video games. The Ravens made waves throughout the draft after trading receiver Marquise Brown to the Cardinals. The relocation was a surprise for Lamar Jackson, who is 1-2 versus Pittsburgh as Baltimore’s beginning quarterback. 

Cincinnati Bengals: The Steelers were swept by the ruling AFC champs last season. Pittsburgh has actually lost 3 straight video games to Cincinnati after formerly winning 10 straight video games versus their divisional opponent. The Steelers particularly had concerns last season versus Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, who finished almost 81% of his passes in Cincinnati’s 2 wins over Pittsburgh. 

Cleveland Browns: Pittsburgh avenged their 2020 playoff loss to Cleveland by sweeping their long time department competitor in 2021. The Steelers’ 2nd win over the Browns was the last house video game for Roethlisberger, who tallied a 26-3-1 life time record versus Cleveland. The Browns, who got Deshaun Watson this offseason, are aiming to rebound following a frustrating 8-9 season. 

New England Patriots: This match will mark Pittsburgh’s initially versus the Patriots without Tom Brady under center because 2008. That’s excellent news for the Steelers, who went 3-12 versus Brady throughout his 20-year Patriots profession. Brady’s replacement, second-year quarterback Mac Jones, assisted the Patriots clinch a playoff berth throughout his very first season in Foxborough. 

New Orleans Saints: New Orleans is a significantly various group than the one the Steelers lost to late in the 2018 season. Dennis Allen has actually been successful Sean Payton as the group’s head coach. Jameis Winston has actually changed Drew Brees as New Orleans’ beginning quarterback. The Saints do still have running back Alvin Kamara, receiver Michael Thomas, and protective end Cameron Jordan. New Orleans missed out on the playoffs in 2021 in spite of publishing a 9-8 record. 

New York Jets: The Jets have actually gone through huge workers modifications this offseason. New York is anticipated to begin numerous members of their highly-touted novice class that consists of receiver Garrett Wilson, cornerback Ahmad Gardner, protective end Jermaine Johnson II, and running back Breece Hall. New York’s lineup likewise consists of numerous previous Bengals in protective end Carl Lawson and tight end C.J. Uzomah. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Steelers will deal with Brady for the very first time because he signed with Tampa Bay in 2020. While Brady has primarily had his method with the Steelers, the seven-time Super Bowl champ was on the brief end of a 17-10 rating the last time he pertained to Pittsburgh. The Steelers last beat the Buccaneers back in 2018, when Vance McDonald’s significant stiff-arm moved Pittsburgh to a win in front of a “Monday Night Football” audience. 

Las Vegas Raiders: The Raiders have had the Steelers’ number in the last few years. Las Vegas has actually won 4 of its 5 video games versus Pittsburgh that consists of in 2015’s 26-17 win at Heinz Field in Week 2. Derek Carr had a field day, as he went 28 of 37 for 382 backyards with a set of goal passes. The Steelers did get a special day from Johnson, who took down 9 passes for 105 backyards that consisted of a 41-yard reception. 

Atlanta Falcons: Similar to the Steelers, the Falcons gotten veteran and novice quarterbacks this offseason. Atlanta signed previous Titans starter Marcus Mariota, then utilized a third-round choice to pick previous Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder. The Falcons utilized their first-round choice to choose Drake London, a 6-foot-5 receiver who the Steelers will unquestionably concentrate on when the 2 groups take on this season. 

Buffalo Bills: Pittsburgh started the 2021 season by disturbing the Bills in Buffalo. They did so by holding Buffalo to 3 basket at a loss zone while including Josh Allen, who finished less than 60% of his tosses. The Bills’ offending line had no response for Watt, who tape-recorded the very first 2 of his NFL record-tying 22.5 sacks. 

Carolina Panthers: Many believed the Panthers would utilize the No. 6 total choice to choose Pickett, who eventually landed in Pittsburgh. Carolina rather utilized a third-round choice to pick previous Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral. For now, the Panthers’ beginning quarterback is Sam Darnold, who beat the Steelers in his very first start versus Pittsburgh in Week 16 of the 2019 season. 

Indianapolis Colts: Pittsburgh has a 26-6 life time record versus the Colts, whose Week 17 upset loss to the Jaguars last season allowed the Steelers to clinch the AFC’s last playoff berth. The Colts’ offense has a brand-new quarterback in previous Falcon and league MVP Matt Ryan, who went 0-3 versus Pittsburgh throughout his time in Atlanta. The Colts’ offense is led by Jonathan Taylor, who led the NFL with 1,811 hurrying backyards and 18 goal runs in 2021. 

Miami Dolphins: This video game will definitely suggest something for Brian Flores, who was employed by the Steelers after being released by the Dolphins in spite of publishing back-to-back gaining seasons as Miami’s head coach. It will likewise be a huge video game for Fitzpatrick, who was traded to Pittsburgh from Miami in 2019 in exchange for the Steelers’ preliminary choice in the 2020 Draft. Fitzpatrick and the rest of the Steelers’ defense will aim to include a Dolphins offense that will include the getting duo of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. 

Philadelphia Eagles: The City of Brotherly Love has actually been anything however kind to the Steelers throughout the years. Pittsburgh hasn’t won in Philadelphia because 1965 and are 0-2 in such matches under Tomlin. This will be the Steelers’ very first match versus Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, who published a winning record as the Eagles’ starter throughout his novice project. The video game will be a reunion for Eagles Pro Bowl protective deal with Javon Hargrave, who invested his very first 4 NFL seasons with the Steelers.  

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