Friday, April 19, 2013

Steelers Post Their 2013 Schedule And What Does It Reveal?

Steelers 2013 Schedule

Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 8, Titans, 1 PM
Week 2: Monday, Sept. 16, at Cincinnati, 8:30 PM
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 22, Bears, 8:30 PM
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 29, at Vikings, 1 PM (Game To Be Played In London)

Week 5: BYE

Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 13, at Jets, 1 PM
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 20, Baltimore, 4:25 PM
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 27, at Oakland, 4:05 PM
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 3, at New England, 4:25 PM
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 10, at Buffalo, 1 PM
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 17, Lions, 1 PM
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 24, at Browns, 1 PM\
Week 13: Thursday, Nov 28, at Baltimore, 8:30 PM
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 8, Miami, 1 PM
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 15, Bengals, 8:30 PM
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 22, at Green Bay, 4:25 PM
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 29, Cleveland, 1 PM

What Does The 2013 Schedule Reveal?
It's much too early to make predictions. I'll leave that to the pros who often get it wrong anyway.  However, even though the Steelers get a BYE after the game in London against the Vikings, the second half looks to be a challenge. In particular, the games at New England, at Baltimore and at Green Bay will be a huge test for the Steelers in the second half of their season.
This season would also be a good time for the Steelers to overcome the slow starts they've had the last three of four seasons. In fact, after reviewing that second half schedule, it's a virtual must for the Steelers to get out of the blocks fast, hard and post wins early.