Bold Prediction Number 4: The wheels fall off in Pittsburgh as they finish last in the AFC North
The Steelers may have won six of their final seven games last season, but only one of them they won by more than one score. Each of those wins were close, and somehow, Mike Tomlin worked his magic and Pittsburgh came out on top.
With this division arguably better than it was a year ago (looking at you, Cleveland and Watson) the Steelers might be in trouble. Kenny Pickett did some good things as a rookie, but I am far from convinced that he can be a franchise quarterback. He might have been the best quarterback in his class, but that quarterback class was atrocious, by comparison.
Last season, the Steelers were not good offensively. They finished 24th in total offense, sandwiched between the Browns and Texans. Najee Harris looks like just a guy, now, when he was once looked at as one of the best bets to become a top-10 back in this league.
Defensively, the Steelers should always be a top-15 unit so long as they're healthy; specifically, T.J. Watt. But, without a prolific offense or a quarterback that can truly be that difference-maker, the Steelers are going to hover around mediocrity once again and, dare I say, finish with even less wins than they did in 2022.