Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 Schedule: Preview and Predictions

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 Schedule: Preview and Predictions
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At first glance this year's schedule, the first thing that pops up is five prime-time, nationally televised games.

Thought two is that some of the games is a typical network reach for a big game, while others are just putting a great rivalry game on.

Thought three was that this year's schedule brings a combination of excitement and mystery. The Steelers play their usual AFC North foes, but this year drew the AFC South and the NFC West in the divisional rotation. To round out the 16-game schedule, the Steelers play New England and Kansas City, the other first place AFC divisional teams from last year.

While it is still very early and there are still questions of whether or not there will even be a season, this draw looks to be very favorable towards the Black and Gold.

Over the next 17 slides, the Steelers opponents will be briefly analyzed as well as any recent performance against the team. Coupled with this, you will get the first predictions for the Black and Gold's season, which many feel could result in another title run.

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