3 Hardest Games on the Steelers Schedule in 2022

Devon Platana
A look at the three hardest games on the Pittsburgh Steelers schedule for the 2022 NFL season.
A look at the three hardest games on the Pittsburgh Steelers schedule for the 2022 NFL season. / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been busy this offseason making changes in hopes that they can return to prominence during the 2022 NFL season. After all, it's been six seasons since the once-dominant franchise last won a playoff game.

It's going to be an uphill battle for the Steelers, who own the league's second-toughest 2022 schedule. Although some of Pittsburgh's upcoming games are winnable, certain opponents will pose a tougher test than others.

Here's a look at the three hardest games on the Steelers' schedule in 2022.

Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule 2022

1. @ Buffalo Bills

If the Steelers want to look like contenders, they're going to need to beat one in the form of the Buffalo Bills. After all, the Bills' 34 wins since 2019 are tied for third-most in the NFL. Although the Pittsburgh managed to steal a win from Buffalo in Week 1 last year, the Bills have a much-improved team that includes additions such as Von Miller, Jamison Crowder and 2022 first-round selection Kaiir Elam. The Bills have also held the Steelers to 15 or fewer points in two of their last three meetings, setting this year's collision up to be another tough test for the 'Black and Yellow.'

2. vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Steelers will also host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2022, giving them, what could be one last matchup against Tom Brady. The legendary quarterback has owned Pittsburgh throughout his career, going 9-3 against them while averaging 312 passing yards and 2.4 touchdowns per game. The Buccaneers are a tough opponent for any team and their dynamic offense could be too much for the Steelers to handle after giving up 24.4 points per game (No. 22) last season.

3. @ Indianapolis Colts

The Steelers have had success against the Indianapolis Colts in recent years, going 8-2 in their last 10 meetings. However, all but one of those victories came with Ben Roethlisberger under center, which is no longer the case. The upcoming game against the Colts should be a tough one for the Steelers considering how Marcus Mariota has won only two of his seven career starts against Indianapolis. Even if Pittsburgh goes with Kenny Pickett, he'd still be an unproven rookie going up against a top defense that averaged 1.9 takeaways per game (No. 2) in 2021.

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