Despite winning in Week 17 vs. the Bengals, 16-13, the Steelers came up one half-game short of the Ravens (10-6) in the AFC North standings and one half-game short of the final Wild Card slot. Sunday night, the Colts defeated the Titans, moving their record to 10-6 and capturing the No. 6 playoff seed in the process.
As such, it's onto next year and, Sunday night, the Steelers released their 2019 opponents:
#Steelers 2019 opponents:
Home – Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Buffalo, Miami, winner of IND/TEN game, Seattle, L.A. Rams
Away – Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, New England, New York Jets, L.A. Chargers, Arizona, San Francisco
-Dates/times to be announced in April
In addition to home and away games against divisional foes in the Ravens, Bengals and Browns, the Steelers will face the Bills, Dolphins, Colts, Seahawks and Rams at Heinz Field.
On the road, they'll take on the Patriots, Jets, Chargers, Cardinals, and 49ers.
The Ravens, Colts, Seahawks (10-6), Rams (13-3), Patriots (11-5), and Chargers (12-4) made the playoffs in 2018, while the Bengals (6-10), Browns (7-8-1), Bills (6-10), Dolphins (7-9), Jets (4-12), Cardinals (3-13), and 49ers (4-12) failed to qualify.
In 2018, the Steelers went 5-2-1 against these opponents, posting a 2-0 record vs. the Bengals, a 1-1 record vs. the Ravens, a 1-0-1 record vs. the Browns, a 1-0 record vs. the Patriots, and an 0-1 record vs. the Chargers.
MATT SUNDAY GALLERY
[caption id="attachment_750630" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Steelers vs. Bengals, Heinz Field, Dec. 30, 2018 - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]