Pittsburgh Steelers: 2010 – 2011 Regular Season Schedule
A return to smash mouth football seems likely in Pittsburgh as the team didn’t make the plays with a fun and gun offense. With the Bengals returning to respectability and the Ravens upgrading on offense the AFC North will be difficult to win.
Below we have the Steelers 2010 -2011 regular season schedule for you to view as we inch closer to the beginning of the NFL season. We also have the fantasy relevant players for Pittsburgh, and a breakdown for all NFL teams in schedule strength in win/loss, against the pass, run and points.
Strength of Schedules
Run First Approach
After missing the playoffs, the Steelers fan base and ownership seemed to be admit about a return to running the football. A return to pounding the football became even more obvious once Santonio Holmes was traded.
Since the Steelers have more Super Bowl victories than any franchise a return to their roots seems likely and that should mean good things for Rashard Mendenhall. If the offensive line can open holes for the former first round pick, he could become a very solid No.2 fantasy back this season.
Still, if the team fails to run the football early on, they could abandon ship and return to the passing game. This will be an interesting season for Pittsburgh’s offense.
The defense had a down season without Troy Polamalu, but I wouldn’t bet on this squad having two down years in a row. With loads of talent and a great defensive coordinator, the Steelers should return to a top five fantasy defense again in 2010.