With the official 2021 NFL regular-season schedule slated to be released on May 12th, the Pittsburgh Steelers released their list of opponents for this upcoming season yesterday.
Unlike previous seasons, 2021 will mark the debut of a 17-game schedule. As complex as it may seem, it should eventually make sense during the course of the season.
Their reveal displayed opponent listed in two categories: home opponents and away opponents.
What is worth noting is the inclusion of the following teams from the NFC North: Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears. The Steelers will also see familiar AFC North rivals twice this upcoming season with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns.
Overall, the Steelers have a much tougher schedule in 2021, considering they will be facing two elite quarterbacks in Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers. What should determine their success this upcoming season, will be the moves they make in this year's NFL Draft, and any other additions to the roster going forward.