The 2018 NFL Betting action is a whole lot closer than you might think, which means it’s time to start looking ahead at a few of the teams who might make a mark this coming season. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the most successful franchise in the NFL, but there are some who would suggest that they have underperformed in recent years, especially when having one of the best offenses in the league.
The Killer B’s will be back together for another run this year, assuming that LeVeon Bell eventually signs a new deal to play in the Steel City. We are going to look at a few of the games that you will probably want to bet on in the upcoming season, so let’s get right to it.
Pittsburgh Steelers 2018 NFL Betting Guide
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- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Baltimore Ravens
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Cleveland Browns
Steelers Key Players
- QB Ben Roethlisberger
- RB LeVeon Bell
- WR Antonio Brown
- DE Cameron Hayward
- LB Bud Dupree
- T Alejandro Villanueva
- G David DeCastro
Week 2 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs have been one of the elite teams in the NFL over the past few seasons, but they have been unable to get past the Steelers both in the regular season and the playoffs. KC is going to have a new QB running the show this season, but will that change their fortunes? This will be a stern test for the new-look Chiefs, as it’s never easy to go into Heinz Field and come away with a result. The Steelers will be looking to set the tone in the conference early on, and this would certainly be a good way to make their mark.
Week 4 vs. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens have spent the last couple of seasons looking up at the Steelers atop the AFC North, and they will be out to flip that script this year. The Ravens were very active in free agency this offseason as they look to build a squad that can challenge for a division crown, and perhaps even more. These are two teams that genuinely do not care for one another, so getting to see this one on national TV on a Sunday night is going to be fun.
Week 5 vs. Atlanta Falcons
When you talk about high-powered offenses in the NFL, these are the two teams that immediately come to mind. What makes this one so special is that they really don’t meet very often, but when they do, things tend to get pretty exciting. The Falcons struggled at times last season and will be looking to get out to a better start this season. Their big concern right now is the status of Julio Jones, as he is holding out as he goes in search of a new contract.
Week 11 at Jacksonville Jaguars
This will be a date that all Steelers players and fans will have circled on their calendar, as the Black and Gold will be out looking for revenge against a Jaguars team that ousted the Steelers from the playoffs last season.
The Jags had a great season in 2017, but the question now is whether they can emulate that and perhaps go one better. We should have a good idea of where they are by the time this game rolls around.
Week 15 vs. New England Patriots
Part of the problem for the Steelers in recent years is that they have just not been able to get past the Patriots in the AFC. There is a growing sense that the dominant Brady era in New England is starting to come to a close, which may well mean that the window of opportunity is thrown wide open for the Steelers. This is always one of the match-ups that we look forward to every year, and this season is no different.
Rest of the Schedule
- Cleveland Browns (Week 1)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Week 3)
- Cincinnati Bengals (Week 6)
- Bye (Week 7)
- Cleveland Browns (Week 8)
- Baltimore Ravens (Week 9)
- Carolina Panthers (Week 10)
- Denver Broncos (Week 12)
- Los Angeles Chargers (Week 13)
- Oakland Raiders (Week 14)
- New Orleans Saints (Week 16)
- Cincinnati Bengals (Week 17)