Not to sound an alarm, but the Steelers are at risk of not making the playoffs.
Psych! Not really. Just wanted to get your attention.
However … the Steelers very conceivably could lose two of three to wind up being the sixth seed – just like they were in 2005, and we all know how well that worked out.
Just looking ahead for a moment …
Given the Steelers’ performances against the Cardinals, Jets and Dolphins, nobody should presume they will beat the St. Louis Rams (3-10). They should, but given how they’ve played down to inferior competition this year, it’s not a gimme. Then in the last game of the season, division-rival
So, if the Steelers lose to the Jag-you-ares on Sunday, beat the Rams and lose to
The resurgent San Diego Chargers (8-5) have a relatively easy schedule with winnable home games vs.
For all that, the Steelers almost certainly have at least the sixth seed locked up. Even if the Steelers somehow finish at 10-6, they should make the playoffs.
And, if the Bills knock off
Besides, the Steelers will win all three of their remaining games. Right?
Footnote: Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls knew the Bawl’more Ravens were struggling, but we didn’t realize to what extent. Brian Billick’s minions are riding a seven-game losing streak and are 1-9 against AFC teams. One and nine. Yikes. Bill Cowher probably is discussing the soon-to-be head coaching vacancy with
That would be fun.