The first reaction's the best reaction, so let's run down this year's Pittsburgh Steelers schedule with fresh eyes and come up with 16 predictions:
* Sunday, Sept. 10 at Cleveland (1 p.m.) -- A new era, another blowout, Steelers 41-10.
* Sunday, Sept. 17 vs. Minnesota (1 p.m.) -- Another team that doesn't have a quarteback, Steelers 30-17.
* Sunday, Sept. 24 at Chicago (1 p.m.) -- The first two games aren't nearly as emotional as last year's first two, Steelers 27-13.
* Sunday, Oct. 1 at Baltimore (1 p.m.) -- Tough place to play as we fire the coach, Ravens 24-23.
* Sunday, Oct. 8 vs. Jacksonville (1 p.m.) -- Bounce back from tough loss as Tyson Alualu goes off against old team, Steelers 27-14.
* Sunday, Oct. 15 at Kansas City (4:25 p.m.) -- Have to go with revenge from playoff loss, Chiefs 20-18.
* Sunday, Oct. 22 vs. Cincinnati (1 p.m.) -- Blood match goes to the team with the better QB, Steelers 27-24.
* Sunday, Oct. 29 at Detroit (8:30 p.m.) -- Loud primetime dome crowd after back-to-back blood matches equals bad spot, Lions 24-20.
* Sunday, Nov. 12 at Indianapolis (1 p.m.) -- They have Indy's number, Steelers 33-23.
* Thursday, Nov. 16 vs. Tennessee (8:25 p.m.) -- Dick LeBeau returns with QB Marcus Mariota in his third year makes it tough, Steelers 20-17.
* Sunday, Nov. 26 vs. Green Bay (8:30 p.m.) -- Ten days between games at the right time of the year, Steelers 34-31.
* Monday, Dec. 4 at Cincinnati (8:30 p.m.) -- Blood match goes to the team with the better QB, Steelers 17-14.
* Sunday, Dec. 10 vs. Baltimore (8:30 p.m.) -- Revenge game off a Monday nighter, Steelers 14-13.
* Sunday, Dec. 17 vs. New England (4:25 p.m.) -- Going with the playoff revenge in this game for AFCCG home field advantage, Steelers 38-35.
* Monday, Dec. 25 at Houston (4:30 p.m.) -- Off brutal three-game stretch, bad spot against a good team, Texans 27-24.
* Sunday, Dec. 31 vs. Cleveland (1 p.m.) -- End the 2017 season the way you began it, Steelers 27-17.
It adds up to another AFC North Championship with a 12-4 record, which should get them at least a first-round bye.
All they have to do now is stay healthy.