The big waves of free agency are over. The draft is complete. Now, all eyes are on the upcoming NFL season. Not many teams had a busier offseason than the Steelers, who acquired Mitchell Trubisky during free agency, then used the 20th overall pick in the draft to select Kenny Pickett. Both players will compete with Mason Rudolph to be Ben Roethlisberger’s successor.
Pittsburgh’s roster is comprised of some of the league’s best players. Defensively, Pittsburgh is led by reigning Defensive Player T.J. Watt, All-Pro defensive tackle Cam Heyward and two-time All-Pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. The Steelers’ offense is led by running back Najee Harris, receivers Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool, and tight end Pat Freiermuth. Led by coach Mike Tomlin, the Steelers will vie to win the franchise’s seventh Vince Lombardi Trophy this season and first since the 2008 campaign.
First, they’ll have to make it through their 2022 opponents. Below, find a complete look at the teams set to square off with Pittsburgh this year, as well as a rundown of their 18-week regular-season schedule (once announced):
Baltimore Ravens: Pittsburgh has won four straight games against its arch rival. Besieged by injuries, the Ravens started 8-3 last season before losing their final six games. The Ravens made waves during the draft after trading receiver Marquise Brown to the Cardinals. The move was a surprise for Lamar Jackson, who is 1-2 against Pittsburgh as Baltimore’s starting quarterback.
Cincinnati Bengals: The Steelers were swept by the reigning AFC champions last season. Pittsburgh has lost three straight games to Cincinnati after previously winning 10 straight games against their divisional foe. The Steelers specifically had issues last season against Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, who completed nearly 81% of his passes in Cincinnati’s two wins over Pittsburgh.