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2017 Pittsburgh Steelers game-by-game predictions

The Pittsburgh Steelers have the roster and the schedule to qualify for a fourth consecutive AFC playoff spot. But first, questions about the defense and the complementary passing game behind Antonio Brown must be answered. This will happen against the backdrop of an unfriendly late-season slate of games.

Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 10, at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. ET

Playing the Browns has a way of cleansing the Steelers' soul. Pittsburgh has won 24 of its last 27 over Cleveland, which should improve from last year’s one-win campaign. That improvement won’t be enough.