The Pittsburgh Steelers quest to break their two year drought of not qualifying for the playoffs begins tonight as they open their 2020 season against the NY Giants on Monday Night Football.
Mike Tomlin’s team have finished the last two seasons with records of 8-8 and 9-6-1. The Steelers last playoff appearance was in 2017 after winning the AFC North with a record of 13-3.
With the return of a healthy Ben Roethlisberger and one of the top defenses in the NFL, optimism is very high that Mike Tomlin’s team can challenge the Baltimore Ravens for the top spot in the AFC North.
Everyone loves predictions, so we surveyed a number of local and national media members to find out how they believe the 2020 Steelers will finish.
Chris Mack / 93.7 “The Fan”: 11-5
Paul Zeise / Pittsbugh Post-Gazette / 93.7 “The Fan”: 8-8
Brian Batko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: 9-7
Mark Kaboly / “The Athletic”: 11-5
Jeff Hathhorn / 93.7 “The Fan”: 11-5
Tim Benz / Tribune Review: 10-6
Jerry DiPaola / Tribune Review: 11-5
Chris Trapasso / CBSSports.com: 10-6
Pete Prisco / CBSSports.com: 11-5
“Steelers will win the division with an 11-5 record. They will do so behind a dominant defense and the return of Ben Roethlisberger. They almost made the playoffs with Mason Rudolph and Duck Hodges a year ago. This time, they will make it back and possibly push for a lot more.”
Bob Pompeani / KDKA-TV: 12-4
Rich Walsh / KDKA-TV: 10-6
Josh Taylor / KDKA-TV: 11-5
Andrew Stockey / WTAE-TV: 10-6
Joe Marino / The NFL Draft Network: 11-5
Brian Baldinger / NFL Network: 10-6
Guy Junker / WTAE-TV: 10-6
Ryan Recker / WTAE-TV: 10-6
Will Graves / Associated Press: 9-7
Mike DeCourcy / The Sporting News: 11-5