Good news – bad news (if you believe ESPN)

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Each preseason, we run 20,000 simulations of the entire slate with ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI), our projection system.
Here it is

STEELERS @ GIANTS           41–17
STEELERS vs. BRONCOS     27–24
STEELERS vs. TEXANS        33–20
STEELERS @ TITANS           31–21
STEELERS vs. EAGLES         15–10
STEELERS vs. BROWNS      27–10
RATS vs. STEELERS             30–10
Bye
STEELERS @ COWBOYS    13–10
STEELERS vs. BENGALS    27–23
STEELERS @ JAGUARS     37–23
RAVENS @ STEELERS       33–14
STEELERS vs. WASH          38–10
STEELERS @ BILLS            35–31
BENGALS vs. STEELERS   23–20
STEELERS vs. COLTS         22–20
BROWNS vs. STEELERS    23–10

NORTH           W    L     T
RAVENS          12    4     0
STEELERS      12    4     0
BENGALS         7     9     0
BROWNS          7     9     0

Of interest:
All 4 Steelers losses are to AFC North (Rats 2X)
1 and done AGAIN in the playoffs.

8 Responses to “Good news – bad news (if you believe ESPN)”

  1. copanut2 copanut2

    I have no reason to take these predictions very seriously. For one, I don’t see the Rats racking up 63 points against the Steelers in what should be tough defensive battles. Nor do I have a lot of reason to expect so many 30+ point games by the Steelers, only to be beaten at home by the Browns on the final and most critical game for the division win, being held to 10 points. The predictions also have the Bungles beating the Steelers at home two weeks prior. Either of those seems unlikely by itself, but both?

  2. MWalsh26 MWalsh26

    STEELERS @ GIANTS L
    STEELERS vs. BRONCOS W
    STEELERS vs. TEXANS W
    STEELERS @ TITANS L
    STEELERS vs. EAGLES W
    STEELERS vs. BROWNS W
    RATS vs. STEELERS L
    Bye
    STEELERS @ COWBOYS L
    STEELERS vs. BENGALS W
    STEELERS @ JAGUARS W
    RAVENS @ STEELERS W
    STEELERS vs. WASH W
    STEELERS @ BILLS L
    BENGALS vs. STEELERS W
    STEELERS vs. COLTS W
    BROWNS vs. STEELERS W

    Ravens 12-4
    Steelers 11-5
    Browns 9-7
    Bengals 5-11

    Steelers @ Texans W
    Steelers @ Chiefs W
    Steelers @ Ravens W

    Steelers v Cowboys W

    I will play the optimist here…

  3. copanut2 copanut2

    Predictions not from serious analysis, but just to get something out there. Maybe that’s a good thing given my recent history.

    STEELERS @ GIANTS W
    STEELERS vs. BRONCOS W
    STEELERS vs. TEXANS W
    STEELERS @ TITANS W
    STEELERS vs. EAGLES L
    STEELERS vs. BROWNS W
    RATS vs. STEELERS L
    Bye
    STEELERS @ COWBOYS W
    STEELERS vs. BENGALS W
    STEELERS @ JAGUARS W
    RAVENS @ STEELERS W
    STEELERS vs. WASH W
    STEELERS @ BILLS L
    BENGALS vs. STEELERS W
    STEELERS vs. COLTS W
    BROWNS vs. STEELERS W

    Steelers 13-3
    Ravens 12-4
    Browns 8-8
    Bengals 4-12

    Steelers take the SB of course. 3-0 in playoffs.

  4. steelerfan58 steelerfan58

    STEELERS @ GIANTS W
    STEELERS vs. BRONCOS W
    STEELERS vs. TEXANS L
    STEELERS @ TITANS W
    STEELERS vs. EAGLES L
    STEELERS vs. BROWNS W
    STEELERS @ RATS W
    Bye
    STEELERS @ COWBOYS W
    STEELERS vs. BENGALS L
    STEELERS @ JAGUARS W
    STEELERS vs. RATS L
    STEELERS vs. WASH W
    STEELERS @ BILLS L
    BENGALS @ STEELERS W
    STEELERS vs. COLTS W
    STEELERS @ BROWNS W

    Season record 11-5 (2nd in AFCN)
    3-0 in the Playoffs
    SB victory over Saints

    • tennbob tennbob

      STEELERS @ GIANTS W
      STEELERS vs. BRONCOS W
      STEELERS vs. TEXANS W
      STEELERS @ TITANS W
      STEELERS vs. EAGLES L
      STEELERS vs. BROWNS W
      STEELERS @ RATS L
      Bye
      STEELERS @ COWBOYS W
      STEELERS vs. BENGALS W
      STEELERS @ JAGUARS W
      STEELERS vs. RATS W
      STEELERS vs. WASH W
      STEELERS @ BILLS L
      BENGALS @ STEELERS W
      STEELERS vs. COLTS W
      STEELERS @ BROWNS W

      Season record 13-3
      Steelers 13-3
      Ravens 13-3
      Browns 10-6
      Bengals 6-10
      3-0 in the Playoffs
      SB victory over SF

    • J A M E S H J A M E S H

      Steelers, 19-0
      Ravens, 11-5
      Browns, 9-7
      Bengals, 7-9

      Steelers win SB

      • J A M E S H J A M E S H

        My prognostication is based on the QB in that city in MD not making it through the entire season.

  5. EstimatedProphet EstimatedProphet

    Steelers @ Giants 24-16 W
    Steelers Vs Broncos 27-21 W
    Steelers Vs Texans 29-13 W
    Steelers @ Titans 20-24 L
    Steelers Vs Eagles 9-27 L
    Steelers Vs Browns 27–17 W
    Steelers @ Ravens 13-31 L
    Bye
    Steelers @ Cowboys 23–27 L
    Steelers Vs Bengals 27–24 W
    Steelers @ Jaguars 33–20 W
    Steelers vs Ravens 23-20 W
    Steelers Vs Wash 30-17 W
    Steelers @ Bills 20–24 L
    Steelers @ Bengals 17-26 L
    Steelers Vs. Colts 33–23 W
    Steelers @ Browns 23–16 W

    North W L T
    ——– — – –
    Ravens 12 4 0
    Steelers 10 6 0
    Browns 6 10 0
    Bengals 5 11 0

    Steeler can’t quite match the top AFC records but W first 2 rounds losing AFCC @KC. KC gets another SB.


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