3 Most Winnable Underdog Games for Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020 NFL Season

David Kaestle
Ben Roethlisberger makes his return in 2020.
Ben Roethlisberger makes his return in 2020. / Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are getting their starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back this year after he missed almost all of 2019 with an injury.

While the Steelers project to be one of the NFL's best teams, it doesn't mean there aren't some games where Vegas considers them the underdogs. However, just because a team is the underdog, it doesn't mean they can't come away with the win.

With that in mind, let's take a look at three games in the 2020 season the Steelers could win, despite being the underdog.

1. (+2.5) Week 4: @ Tennessee Titans

Derrick Henry helped carry the Titans in 2019.
Derrick Henry helped carry the Titans in 2019. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Tennessee Titans shocked the football world last year when they went on a second-half rampage on the backs of Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry, en route to an AFC Championship game appearance. However, with Roethlisberger now back in the fold for Pittsburgh and the likelihood of a repeat performance from both Tannehill and Henry, the Steelers could very well turn out to be the better team this season. And only having to overcome a margin of less than a field goal, this could be a very winnable game.

2. (+2.5) Week 12 vs. Baltimore Ravens

Lamar Jackson was the NFL's MVP in 2019.
Lamar Jackson was the NFL's MVP in 2019. / Will Newton/Getty Images

The Ravens were the crown jewel of the AFC North last season, but when healthy, regardless of talent, these two teams seemingly always have competitive battles and this season should be no different. Home field is typically worth 3 points on a spread, so these two teams could be toss up in Pittsburgh. With another year of tape on Lamar Jackson and some roster improvements outside of returning Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh could easily walk away with a win here.

3. (+2.5) Week 17 @ Cleveland Browns

Baker Mayfield is in need of a bounce-back season in 2020.
Baker Mayfield is in need of a bounce-back season in 2020. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Browns were arguably the NFL's most disappointing team last season, but with a slew of new talent and a new coaching staff, Cleveland could be battling it out with both Pittsburgh and Baltimore for the division crown this season, and that's exactly what makes this game a potential win for Pittsburgh. In some divisions, the good teams take Week 17 off, making it difficult to handicap the game, especially this far out, but the AFC North could have three teams vying for first place in the division all the way through Week 17. With Big Ben's playoff and big-game experience, if there's something real on the line in Week 17, you'd be foolish to count the Steelers out, regardless of the opponent or the game's location.


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