NFL Schedule Release: Predicting Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2014 Record

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Week 8 vs. Indianapolis Colts

Kickoff Time: 4:25 pm

Network: CBS

Jan 11, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws a pass during the fourth quarter of the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Steelers faithful get their first look at Andrew Luck and it likely won’t go well.

Since he has come into the league Luck has had great success beating some of the league’s top teams and he should have no problems picking apart the Steelers secondary.

The black and gold won’t go quietly as I expect a big day from Roethlisberger as well, but ultimately the Steelers drop a shootout to the Colts in a nationally televised game.

Prediction: Colts 38-34 (3-5)

Week 9 vs. Baltimore Ravens

Kickoff Time: 8:30 pm (Sunday night)

Network: NBC

Both the Steelers and Ravens are looking to get back to where they were just a couple years ago as the beasts of the AFC North and a legitimate playoff team.

This game could go a long way to seeing who gets back there first.

After dropping a game to the Ravens in Week 2 the Steelers will get their revenge in their fifth primetime game of the season.

The Ravens had a terrible offensive line and Flacco was sacked 48 times last year. This time around he won’t make big plays down the stretch, leave that to Roethlisberger.

Jason Worilds and Jarvis Jones will both make big plays sacking Flacco and forcing fumbles in the fourth quarter and the Steelers get back on the winning track.

Prediction: Steelers 23-16 (4-5)