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Steelers Being Disrespected by Projected 2021 Win Total

Adam Taylor McKillop
The projected win total for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the upcoming 2021 NFL season is disrespectful.
The projected win total for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the upcoming 2021 NFL season is disrespectful. / Joe Sargent/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers caught the NFL world by storm last season after getting out to a blazing 11-0 start. The disappointment started from there and culminated with a 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns in the Wild Card round. Still, this team is loaded with talent and their projected win total from FanDuel Sportsbook is just disrespectful.

Pittsburgh's projected win total is set at 8.5, which puts them directly in the middle of the pack, according to NFL odds posted from FanDuel Sportsbook. Only two other teams from last year's playoff field, the Chicago Bears and Washington Football Team, have fewer projected win totals.

Pittsburgh Steelers Projected Win Total

To the surprise of many, the Steelers struggled on offense last season. Pittsburgh finished with just 334.6 total yards on offense, a number than ranked eighth worst in the entire league. The defense, on the other hand, was a dominant swarm of black and yellow and gave up just 305.8 yards per game (the third-fewest in the league).

Minkah Fitzpatrick led Pittsburgh's defense with 79 total tackles (60 solo) and racked up four interceptions. TJ Watt and Stephon Tuitt also combined for 26 sacks.

On offense, the Steelers looked to find some more weapons through the 2021 NFL Draft. Pittsburgh selected Alabama running back Najee Harris with the No. 24 overall pick in addition to two offensive linemen.

The strength of schedule plays a factor in this win-loss projection as the Steelers recently ranked with the league's most-difficult schedule entering 2021. But, with all the talent on this roster, 8.5 wins is still disrespectful.

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