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Pittsburgh Steelers schedule: Steelers vs Bengals in Week 1, 2022 roster outlook

Matt Johnson

Pittsburgh Steelers schedule: Week 1 – Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals

Date:GameTime (ET)TV Info
Sun, Sep. 11@ Bengals1:00 PMCBS

Pittsburgh Steelers roster outlook

Future Hall of Fame selection Ben Roethlisberger is gone and while he might not be happy about it, the right decision was made. Early expectations are Mitch Trubisky will be the Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback in Week 1, entering the summer with experience and momentum. However, we’d expect Pickett to make several starts in 2022.

At running back, it will be the Najee Harris show once again. He served as the workhorse (307 carries) in his rookie season and played extremely well. Pittsburgh hopes an improved offensive line and a more athletic quarterback make things even easier for the second-year rusher.

There is also plenty of excitement about the receiving corps. Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool already complemented one another nicely. Now, rookie George Pickens enters the mix. He profiles nicely as a No. 3 receiver immediately and could step up as the No. 2 wideout next season.

Defensively, we’re not expecting greatness. Pittsburgh’s front seven should be healthy in 2022 and that offers room for improvement. However, concerns in the secondary give us serious pause when evaluating this unit compared to the top-10 defenses in the NFL.

Related: 2022 NFL power rankings

Pittsburgh Steelers schedule 2022

  • Week 2: vs New England Patriots
  • Week 3: @ Cleveland Browns
  • Week 4: vs New York Jets
  • Week 5: @ Buffalo Bills
  • Week 6: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Week 7: @ Miami Dolphins
  • Week 8: @ Philadelphia Eagles
  • Week 9: BYE WEEK
  • Week 10: vs New Orleans Saints
  • Week 11: vs Cincinnati Bengals
  • Week 12: @ Indianapolis Colts
  • Week 13: @ Atlanta Falcons
  • Week 14: vs Baltimore Ravens
  • Week 15: @ Carolina Panthers
  • Week 16: vs Las Vegas Raiders
  • Week 17: @ Baltimore Ravens
  • Week 18: vs Cleveland Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 record: 9-7-1, lost in Wild Card round

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