Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC North

C

Overall Team DVOA

4.4% 16th

The 2020 Steelers may have started 11-0, but it was an unimpressive unbeaten streak, boosted by fortune and weak opposition. The end-of-year collapse was less surprising than the sudden and sharp decline of Ben Roethlisberger, who returns after a pay cut for one more run at a title. But the 2021 Steelers lack depth and experience at key positions, especially at cornerback and the offensive line. Unless the defense, led by the league’s pass rush, can carry Big Ben, his career may end with a whimper.  – Rob Weintraub.

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 1

Total DVOA
4.4%16th
Offense
-13.9%26th
Defense
-28.7%5th
Special Teams
-10.4%30th
Weighted DVOA
4.4%16th
Unadj. Total VOA
3.1%17th
Future Schedule
-10.6%30th
Past Schedule
-20.0%24th

2021 Season Projections

Mean Projection
8.8 wins15th
Projected Schedule
3.2%2nd
Projected DVOA
4.9%13th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
37.4%15th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
16.6%15th
Win Super Bowl
2.9%13th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
37.4%15th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
16.6%15th
Win Super Bowl
2.9%13th

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Football Outsiders Almanac 2021