Record vs. Steelers at Heinz Field: 0-2
Key additions: WR Chase Claypool, TE Eric Ebron, FB Derek Watt, G Stefen Wisniewski
Key departures: CB Artie Burns, DT Javon Hargrave
Key stat: 180
The Steelers boasted one of the best defenses in football in 2019 thanks in part to their ability to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks. The stat most look at when it comes to pressure is typically sacks, which the Steelers led the league with 54. But they also led the league in quarterback pressures with 180.
Player to watch: LB T.J. Watt
Leading the charge for Pittsburgh defensively is edge rusher T.J. Watt, who narrowly missed out on adding another Defensive Player of the Year award to the family trophy case after racking 14.5 sacks to go along with eight forced fumbles in 2019. He's put up 27.5 sacks over the last two seasons.
The Steelers' secondary is also nothing to sneeze at, but Watt has the ability to swiftly ruin an opposing team's game plan.
Team preview: 8-8 in 2019, second in AFC North
The Steelers lost Ben Roethlisberger early in the 2019 season, but still managed to stay in the playoff race right up until the very end of the season, which is a testament to Mike Tomlin and his staff as well as the stellar play of the defense.
That defense remains mostly intact with the exception of Hargrave, who came to the eastern side of Pennsylvania when he signed with the Eagles via free agency.
What kept the Steelers out of the 2019 postseason was their struggles on offense. The Steelers were in the driver's seat for a playoff spot with an 8-5 record at one point, but the offense mustered only 10 points in each of the final three games. The Steelers lost all three and watched the postseason from home for the second consecutive season.
Roethlisberger, who is entering his age 38 season, will return under center in 2020 with JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner in tow as his primary weapons. Diontae Johnson and James Washington showed flashes for Pittsburgh in 2019, but the addition of Claypool should add even more depth to an already talented set of skill players