As a Steelers fan who is glad the little Brownies are competitive again (finally resuscitating the storied Pittsburgh-Cleveland rivalry), JPPBs also relish the squirming discomfort, anxiety and angst the Cleveland Browns and their fans must be experiencing this week.
Because the Browns laid a colossal egg on Sunday in
** The Browns and Tennessee Titans are both 9-6 heading into the season's final week.
** The Titans play at
** If the Browns do get in, they'll be the sixth seed and play at
The Browns = The Clowns.
As for the Steelers, all the speculation about playoff seeding is pointless. They will be the No. 4 seed. The only way the Steelers can finish as the No. 3 seed is if they end the regular season with a better record than the San Diego Chargers, who currently have the same record, 10-5, as the Steelers. If the two teams are tied, either at 10-6 or at 11-5, the Chargers will be the No. 3 seed.
The Chargers play at
The Chargers will defeat the Raiders, so the Steelers will enter the playoffs as the No. 4 seed, no matter what they do at
As the No. 4 seed, the Steelers will host the Jacksonville Jaguars. Oh-oh.