Teams That Can Knock Off Steelers in Potential Run to Undefeated 16-0 NFL Regular Season
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the NFL's only remaining undefeated team. Led by a resurgent Ben Roethlisberger, the league's best defense and an elite skill-position group, this might be the most complete team in football.
And after knocking off a dominant Tennessee Titans team, it's fair to wonder when (or if) Pittsburgh's first loss of the season will come. Here are the three teams with the best chance of ending the Steelers' undefeated regular season.
3. Indianapolis Colts (Week 15)
This Week 15 showdown between Roethlisberger and Phillip Rivers could be a classic. Both teams are pretty similar, with the Indianapolis Colts and Steelers each being led by an aging veteran QB and an elite defense. Pittsburgh's insanely deep skill-position group is probably the difference in this one, though, as Indianapolis does not have many weapons that scare you. Still, if DeForrest Buckner and the Colts can pressure Roethlisberger, and Rivers plays a clean game, it wouldn't be a shock to see Indianapolis take this one.
2. Buffalo Bills (Week 14)
The Buffalo Bills are one of the biggest conundrums in the league right now. They looked like one of the NFL's best offenses over the first four weeks of the season, with QB Josh Allen posting career highs in virtually every statistic in the book. Facing tougher competition over the last three weeks, however, the offense has been stymied. Buffalo hasn't score more than 18 points since Week 4, and that includes a Week 7 date with the lowly New York Jets. If the Bills we saw over the first chunk of the season show up, they absolutely have a chance to knock off the Steelers – especially if the defense can round into form. But Pittsburgh could be looking at a blowout if Buffalo doesn't improve upon what we've seen the last three weeks.
1. Baltimore Ravens (Week 8, Week 12)
This is, of course, the most obvious pick of the bunch. Pittsburgh's first loss of the season could be coming as soon as this week, when the Steelers face the Baltimore Ravens on the road. The Ravens are already considered 4.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Baltimore is 3-1 against Pittsburgh since 2018, and the Ravens lone loss came when Lamar Jackson was just a gadget player rather than the full-time starter. The Ravens also get two cracks at the Steelers, which obviously helps. If anyone is going to knock off the Steelers this year, chances are it'll be the Ravens.
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