Jets lose ... AFC wild card getting tighter ...
I would like to see the Bungals lose out, and us win out ...
But if it doesn't happen, and we keep playing well, the Wild Card is not completely out of the picture either.
Here we go, Steelers!
We got our "6-PACK" - time to work on a CASE!
HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!
Who woulda thunk it!
Three way tie for second (or last depending on how you want to look at it) with the browns and ravens up next. 2.5 games behind the bengals.
I can't help but look at the standings... The Steelers need to keep taking this game game at a time.
Yup, I looked ahead too. This Brown game is huge. Heck, EVERY game from this point is HUGE. In the end, we have one elite QB to get through (Aaron Rodgers, who should be back by that time) and one first-place team (our beloved Bungles).
Hey, at least it will all be exciting!
Got to agree. At least the season is now interesting.
Originally Posted by Shoe
The 4-6 Steelers are within striking distance of a wild card in the AFC
By Neal Coolong on Nov 17 2013
If a 17-0 performance against the Lions in the second half didn't show the Steelers are up to vying for a playoff spot, nothing else ever will.
On the steam of a thrilling 37-27 win over the visiting Detroit Lions, the Steelers suddenly find themselves one game out of the wild card hunt in the balanced AFC.
The Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh's Week 12 opponents, got slaughtered in Cincinnati, falling 41-20 to the division-leading Bengals. Cincinnati improved to 7-4.
But there are stacks of teams between 5-5 and 4-6, meaning the Steelers have as much of a chance as many other teams as capturing a playoff berth.
The difference is, those teams didn't start 0-4 on the season.
What's been the turnaround? Does it even matter?
Judging by the newfound offensive production highlighted against Detroit by a no-huddle approach for the entire game - also known as the Ben Gun - and a defense that was crippled in the first half, only to rebound to shut the Lions out over the final 30 minutes, sure, why isn't it possible?
For the first time in what seems like forever, the Steelers got a fourth-quarter turnover. Will Allen picked off a Matthew Stafford duck intended for Calvin Johnson to take the ball back up three points. Ben Roethlisberger hit Jerricho Cotchery on a fake bubble screen wheel route for a 20-yard touchdown pass to seal it.
Detroit stood up to their defensive billing as far as stopping the run - Pittsburgh finished with 40 yards on the ground. But they had no answer whatsoever for the Steelers' best weapon.
In a performance that will likely incur AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors (29-for-45, 367 yards, four touchdowns), Roethlisberger dragged his team down the field on a phenomenal 16-play, 97-yard drive capped off by a one-yard touchdown pass to Will Johnson.
There's no one to blame after this game. It's an odd place for Steelers fans, but the fact is the second half - the one where coaching takes over - wasn't won by the Steelers.
It was completely and totally dominated. If the team on the field at the end of this game can't compete for a playoff berth if they're down a game or a game and a half with six to play, it's unclear who is.
Hall of Famer
Good point about making the season interesting ... really interesting for the next two games at least.
Originally Posted by Shawn
Steelers are only 1 game back on the Jets and Miami. They have the head-to-head win over the Jets, and get to play Miami still.
Things just got REALLY interesting. I was all for a top pick when things were looking bad at 2-6, but the chips are falling they way they need to for a playoff push this year. Unbelievable.
The team who flashed today can go at least 4-2 with the remaining schedule if they put it together each week.
Hall of Famer
The Browns will be looking to prove they belong at home after crapping the bed against Cincinnati. This will be a tough division game no matter the record of either team.