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Locked On: Steelers Schedule Tough for Jones, AFC Overrated?



Steelers OT Broderick Jones

The early part of the 2023 Pittsburgh Steelers schedule looks like a gauntlet for rookie tackle Broderick Jones, with Nick Bosa and the San Francisco 49ers, Myles Garrett and the Cleveland Browns and Maxx Crosby and the Las Vegas Raiders all on the docket in the first three games.

Will Jones be ready for the early test, and what happens if he’s not?

Plus, is the quarterback-laden AFC overhyped? Alan Saunders of Steelers Now joined Chris Carter on the Locked On podcast to talk about Jones’ development, how the Steelers stack up in the AFC, and how this year’s rookie minicamp was different.


Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 10, 1:00 p,m. vs. San Francisco 49ers, FOX
Week 2: Monday, Sept. 18, 8:30 p.m. vs. Cleveland Browns, ESPN
Week 3: Sunday Sept. 24, 8:30 p.m. at Las Vegas Raiders, NBC
Week 4: Sunday, Oct. 1, 1:00 p.m. at Houston Texans, CBS
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 8, 1:00 p.m. vs. Baltimore Ravens, CBS
Week 6: BYE
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 22, 4:05 p.m. at Los Angeles Rams, FOX
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 29, 1:00 p.m. vs Jacksonville Jaguars, CBS
Week 9: Thursday, Nov. 2, 8:30 p.m. vs. Tennessee Titans, Amazon Prime
Week 10: Sunday Nov. 12, 1:00 p.m. vs. Green Bay Packers, CBS
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 19, 1:00 p.m. at Cleveland Browns, CBS
Week 12: Sunday Nov. 26, 1:00 p.m. at Cincinnati Bengals, CBS
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 3, 1:00 p.m. vs. Arizona Cardinals, CBS
Week 14: Thursday, Dec. 7, 8:30 p.m. vs. New England Patriots, Amazon Prime
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 17, TBD at Indianapolis Colts, TBD
Week 16: Saturday, Dec. 23, 4:30 p.m. vs Cincinnati Bengals, NBC
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 31, 4:05 p.m. at Seattle Seahawks, FOX
Week 18: Sunday, Jan. 7, TBD at Baltimore Ravens, TBD

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