Steelers 2013 opponents revealed


Dec 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) lays on the ground after being injured against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Bengals won the game, 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review here are the supposed opponents for the 2013 NFL season.

Home: Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions.

Away: Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings [game to be played in London].

If this schedule is true, the Steelers will have a lot of road tests. The Bengals have proven they are a threat these past two seasons and the Ravens games are always the toughest of the season. Oakland has been a tough place for the Steelers to win and New England and Green Bay are both tough football teams with franchise quarterbacks. The Vikings also have improved tremendousl and have a chance to make the playoffs.

Home wise, there should not be as much trouble. All of these teams except the Bears and Dolphins have underachieved and the Steelers could once again do well at home.

These schedule has not been confirmed by the Steelers but would at least on paper be a lot more challenging than this season’s was.