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Here’s the Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 NFL schedule, plus knee-jerk predictions

May 13, 2022

The Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for their first season without Ben Roethlisberger as quarterback. Here is the team’s full schedule, as well as some predictions.

The Pittsburgh Steelers made it to the playoffs this past season, but were blown out of the Wild Card round by the Kansas City Chiefs. After their campaign ended, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement from the NFL after 18 seasons.

Pittsburgh already had Mason Rudolph on the roster, but they signed former Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to a two-year contract. Then, with the 20th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Steelers selected Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett. Who becomes the team’s starting quarterback for Week 1 remains to be seen.

On May 12, the Steelers found out their full schedule for the 2022 season. Here is how we predict the campaign will end for them.

Pittsburgh Steelers schedule 2022

  • Week 1: at Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Week 2: vs. New England Patriots, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Week 3: at Cleveland Browns, 8:15 p.m. ET on Amazon Prime (Thursday Night Football)
  • Week 4: vs. New York Jets, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Week 5: at Buffalo Bills, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Week 6: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX
  • Week 7: at Miami Dolphins, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC (Sunday Night Football)
  • Week 8: at Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Week 9: BYE WEEK
  • Week 10: vs. New Orleans Saints, 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX
  • Week 11: vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC (Sunday Night Football)
  • Week 12: at Indianapolis Colts, 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN (Monday Night Football)
  • Week 13: at Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Week 14: vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Week 15: at Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Week 16: vs. Las Vegas Raiders, 8:15 p.m. ET on NFL Network (Christmas Eve)
  • Week 17: at Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Week 18: vs. Cleveland Browns, TBD

Note: Weeks 5-15 are subject to the NFL’s flex rule, which means any game can be flexed out of its current time slot and into the Sunday Night primetime slot.

Now that the full schedule is unveiled, let’s predict what Pittsburgh’s record will be on a weekly basis.

Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 week-by-week predictions

  • Week 1: at Bengals (L, 0-1)
  • Week 2: vs. Patriots (W, 1-1)
  • Week 3: at Browns (W, 2-1)
  • Week 4: vs. Jets (W, 3-1)
  • Week 5: at Bills (L, 3-2)
  • Week 6: vs. Buccaneers (L, 3-3)
  • Week 7: at Dolphins (W, 4-3)
  • Week 8: at Eagles (L, 4-4)
  • Week 9: BYE WEEK
  • Week 10: vs. Saints (L, 4-5)
  • Week 11: vs. Bengals (L-4-6)
  • Week 12: at Colts (L, 5-6)
  • Week 13: at Falcons (W, 6-6)
  • Week 14: vs. Ravens (L, 6-7)
  • Week 15: at Panthers (W, 7-7)
  • Week 16: vs. Raiders (L, 7-8)
  • Week 17: at Ravens (W, 8-8)
  • Week 18: vs. Browns (L, 8-9)

Steelers 2022 record prediction: 8-9

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