The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to have turned things around, now sitting a game over .500 at 4-3, but when they prepare to take on the New York Giants later on today, this Steelers team will be in search of something it hasn’t achieved all season: a signature win against a good football team.
While it’s nice that the Steelers have turned things around, it’s still hard to get a good read on this team as you would like to see them go out and beat a better-than-average club.
They have that opportunity against the Giants, who are one of the top five teams in the NFL.
So far the Steelers’ four wins have come against teams that have a combined 12-18 record. While you have to win those type of games also, there’s nothing about their resume so far that screams “contender.”
Mike Tomlin’s team can take a step toward that with a quality road win Sunday afternoon against the defending Super Bowl champions.
To do so may require a perfect game on both sides of the ball, something that may be tough considering the Steelers are flying up to New York the day of the game.
But to prove that they are a Super Bowl contender, the Steelers are going to have to be able to show they can beat good teams. To be honest that opportunity hasn’t presented itself until now as they have had a very weak schedule to this point. Of the Steelers seven opponents so far, only the Denver Broncos have a winning record, and they sit at 4-3 entering Sunday.
For that reason alone, it’s still hard to get a good read on this team. We will know a lot more about who this Steelers team really is after Sunday, good or bad.