Pittsburgh will be a favorite to win this season coming off of their AFC Championship season in which they finished with an 8-1 record against the division, including a playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens will once again be the Steelers’ main competition for the division title, and we do not have to wait long until these two kick off their fierce rivalry in the opening week of the season.
The winner of this game will have an early edge on the division crown, which would ensure a home playoff game.
Pittsburgh most certainly wants to take the AFC North again to secure at least one home playoff game as they have won four of their past five at Heinz Field.
Here’s why the Steelers will win the AFC North for a second straight year.