The Pittsburgh Steelers have been one of the most surprising teams in the NFL this season.
They might have had a lot of doubters coming into the year, but they seem to defy the odds every week.
With a record of 6-3, the Steelers are in second place in the AFC North, and their path to greater success has seemingly gotten easier.
As Adam Schefter points out, the Steelers face off against the Cleveland Browns this week, who will be starting Dorian Thompson-Robinson over the injured Deshaun Watson.
Steelers could get back-to-back AFC North backup QBs in successive weeks. This week the Steelers face Browns’ QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson and, depending on Joe Burrow’s health, could face Bengals’ QB Jake Browning next week.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 17, 2023
After Joe Burrow’s injury on Thursday Night Football, the Steelers might have a date with Jake Browning if Burrow misses significant time.
It is not a guaranteed win against backup quarterbacks, but knowing they might not have to face Burrow is a significant upgrade for the Steelers.
Their defense has been one of the best aspects of this team throughout the year.
If they can capitalize on a weaker matchup, the Steelers could come away with two straight divisional wins.
This would not only help their chances for a potential playoff berth, but it could also give them a better opportunity to win the division.
The Baltimore Ravens currently hold a two-game lead over the Steelers.
The Ravens have not had their bye this year, which is coming in Week 13.
They have played one more game than the Steelers. who could make up ground in the coming weeks if current trends persist.
With a Week 18 matchup on the schedule between the Steelers and Ravens, this game could very well decide who wins the AFC North.NEXT: J.J. Watt Makes His Thoughts Clear On Criticized Steelers Player