01.12.2020 - Every year, the NFL brings an exciting season for every fan to look forward to. Although it got delayed because of the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 NFL campaign managed to start a strong season. The matches successfully pushed through even without the audience. Also, the betting games remain intact, which is the sole reason why this league continues to survive this year.
Looking into the teams that had shown the best moments of their lives in today's NFL edition, it seems that the Pittsburgh Steelers are on their way to success. They remained undefeated in the AFC North with a total of nine wins. They lead the AFC race, leaving the Kansas City Chiefs, who are the defending champs, a step behind.
Although the Steelers had fallen short in last year's playoffs, their betting odds to win the Lombardi Trophy this year is clear. Can this team pull off a flawless playoff to advance in the Divisional rounds as the top seed in AFC North? Hence, here’s everything you need to know about the Steelers and their chances of winning the Super Bowl LV title.
As the Pittsburgh Steelers' main quarterback since 2004, Ben Roethlisberger had continuously worked hard to make his team unstoppable this year. In 2019, the Steelers ended the playoffs with an 8-8 record as Roethlisberger suffered an elbow injury that hindered him from completing the season.
This year, he returned to the NFL field, leading the Steelers to an impressive undefeated record. His drive, leadership, and experience will indeed elevate the Steelers' performance. If they can achieve an unvanquished playoff record until Week 17, the Steelers are not far from clinching the Super Bowl LV title this season.
The Steelers had made a strong defense line-up in 2019, and they are getting better this year. As Stephon Tuitt returns to the team together with Cam Heyward, the Steelers' defense is nonetheless relentless. Not only that, but T.J. Watt has helped the team and might be a possible candidate for the Defensive Player of the Year.
Moreover, Bud Dupree and Devin Bush had joined the defense line-up of the Steelers, which makes them more lethal. Other key defensive players that are also beasts in the field are Steven Nelson, Joe Haden, and Minkah Fitzpatrick.
A Favorable Schedule
One of the reasons why the Steelers have made easy wins this year is a favorable schedule. During the start of the NFL season, they met the Jacksonville Jaguars, which they turned down quickly. Also, the Tennessee Titans were their early rivals which they never missed a slip of dispatching them right away.
Looking into the other side of the conference, which is the NFC, the Steelers can face a weaker team even if they are the top seed of their respective divisions. Today, the NFL is on its Week 11 Playoffs, and the Steelers are up for the Jaguars once again.
Tom Brady Is With NFC
Tom Brady left the Pats and joined the Bucs this year. Throughout the years he spent with the Pats, he was a big challenge for the AFC teams. Now that he's no longer part of the AFC, the Steelers had stepped-up in the said conference. They don't have to worry about Brady's appearance as they vie for a spot in the finals.
If the Bucs win the NFC and Steelers for AFC hypothetically, this is the only time that they will meet Brady. However, there are many things at stake that might happen in the second round, and other NFC teams are working hard to find their berth in the finals.
Improving the Offensive Line
The Steelers doesn't only come with a solid defense but also an improving offensive line. In 2019, the offense was their main problem apart from Roethlisberger's absence. But, today, Anthony McFarland had joined the team together with James Conner.
This makes the offensive line of the Steelers more effective compared to last year. The speed of these players can help their QB work excellently to score touchdowns without a hitch. If they can consistently look for ways to deliver an excellent offensive performance until the end of the playoffs, the Steelers will surely steal a march at Super Bowl LV.
The 2020 NFL season had faced a mishap this year after almost getting suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the NFL organization had made an effort to make this tournament possible. That said, the event started last September, and now the playoffs season is about to end, making way for a more intense round.
For over a decade, the Pittsburgh Steelers experienced a drought for the NFL title. However, they are back this year topping the AFC. With a tougher defense, Ben Roethlisberger's comeback, an improving offensive line, and a favorable schedule, there is no doubt that the Steelers can outflank their rivals in the race for the Super Bowl LV title.