It’s been pointed out in this space how the Pittsburgh Steelers tend to have better seasons when they avoid the spotlight in Week 1.
The Steelers’ 2013 opener at home against the Tennessee Titans is the type of laid-back matchup that kicked off their last three Super Bowl seasons.
It’s also one of nine games the Steelers play against teams that missed the playoffs in 2012.
The Steelers’ 2013 schedule is the 11th easiest in the NFL, according to CBSSports.com.
It won’t look that way in October and November, however.
The Steelers won’t have any problem getting into the spirit of Halloween. There are plenty of witches, ghosts and goblins to greet them.
After their bye in Week 5, the Steelers have three of their next four games on the road. Their one home game in the spooky month of October is against the Baltimore Ravens, a team named for a foreboding bird in American literature.
The Steelers play at the New York Jets Oct. 13 and on Oct. 20 host the Ravens, who haven’t lost at Pittsbur...