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Yes, this is the same picture I used as the conclusion to the last article.
This is what I said in my conclusion to my original article.
I have the Steelers finishing with a record of 13-3, winning the AFC North, and having one of the top two seeds in the NFL.
Why? The Steelers' defense will carry them.
Pittsburgh has one of the best defenses in the NFL. They will again be the top rated team against the run, and in the top three against the pass.
Many of the people think that because Ben Roethlisberger is suspended for the first four games of the season, that the Steelers are in trouble.
In their first four games, they have games at home against the Falcons and Ravens, while their away games are against the Titans, and the Buccaneers.
There have been times in the last decade or so, that a team has had a horrible offense (2000 Ravens and 2002 Buccaneers), and because of a great defense, they were able to win the Super Bowl.
Pittsburgh was ranked seventh in the NFL in offense last year, and just because Ben Roethlisberger is going to miss four games, that does not mean that the rest of the team is going to fall apart.
Honestly though, it is better for the Steelers that everyone outside of Steelers Nation thinks they are going to be terrible. Pittsburgh plays better when they have a chip on their collective shoulder, and the chip right now is around the size of the Century III Mall.
I think it is safe to say that I was pretty accurate. The Steelers did win the AFC North, and have the two seed, and the first round bye that goes along with it.
Though I was two games off, I think I was pretty close with most of my picks.
I hope you liked and, and hopefully, the Steelers will win #7!
Thanks for reading.