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Steelers currently have a 7.5 over/under win total for 2022

Updated: Apr 7


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The oddsmakers in Las Vegas don't have a positive outlook on the Steelers' 2022 season, as the black and gold currently have an over/under win total of 7.5, according to Caesars Sportsbook. The Steelers have the lowest win total projection in the AFC North behind the Browns, Ravens and Bengals, who all are at 9.5. In the AFC, only the Jaguars (6.5), Jets (5.5) and Texans (4.5) are expected to have lower win totals than the Steelers.


In 15 seasons, Mike Tomlin has never had a losing season, which is an NFL record for a coach to begin his career. The Steelers also haven't had a losing season since 2003, which is the longest current streak in the NFL. The next team is the Chiefs, who haven't had a losing season since 2012.

In 15 seasons, Mike Tomlin has never had a losing season, which is an NFL record for a coach to begin his career. The Steelers also haven't had a losing season since 2003, which is the longest current streak in the NFL. The next team is the Chiefs, who haven't had a losing season since 2012.


For the first time in 18 years, Ben Roethlisberger is no longer under center, so it's understandable that many people are doubting the Steelers in 2022. Mitch Trubisky should serve well as a stop-gap quarterback, but the Steelers are clearly behind the three other teams in the division when it comes to the game's most important position.


The Steelers have solid pieces on defense with All-Pros T.J. Watt, Cam Heyward and Minkah Fitzpatrick, but there are still some major question marks on offense. Will the young offensive line develop and grow? Will Chase Claypool bounce back from a horrendous 2021 season? Who will play the slot position in 2022? And then finally, how much can the Steelers get out of Trubisky, and is Matt Canada a competent offensive coordinator?


The Steelers should be fine on defense, but they really need Stephon Tuitt back, as they got gashed in the run game last year and finished dead last in run defense. Regardless of Tuitt's status, the Steelers should select a defensive lineman early in the draft, as they're aging upfront. Coupled with the talent on defense, I'm confident that the trio of Tomlin, Teryl Austin and Brian Flores can come up with effective defensive game plans and lead the Steelers to at least eight or nine wins. On paper, their schedule really isn't all that hard, either.


Along with playing the Ravens, Bengals and Browns each twice, the Steelers play the AFC East, NFC South, Raiders, Colts and Eagles in 2022.


Below is a full list of the Steelers 2022 opponents.


Home: Ravens, Browns, Bengals, Patriots, Jets, Buccaneers, Saints and Raiders.


Away: Ravens, Browns, Bengals, Bills, Dolphins, Falcons, Panthers, Eagles and Colts.










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