Steelers MMQB: NFL Divisional Weekend Wrap Up

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Nov 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) gives the thumbs up as he leaves Sports Authority Field at Mile High following the win over the Miami Dolphins. The Denver Broncos defeated the Miami Dolphins 39-36. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

What We Learned in Divisional Playoff Weekend in the NFL:

  • Pats use trickery to beat Ravens; Harbaugh can’t stop crying about it
  • Kam Chancellor > Cam Newton
  • Dallas dealt a hefty dose of karma
  • Window closing on Peyton Manning
  • Speculation surrounds LeBeau’s departure from Steelers

The NFL Divisional Playoff Weekend is often billed as the best weekend in football. I have to say even without having the Steelers involved this certainly was an entertaining weekend of football. This is why the NFL can recover from a scandal like the Ray Rice debacle and still come up smelling like roses. The NFL can have a farce of an “investigation” like the Mueller Report come out and absolve their Jagoff of a commissioner of being a complete and total tool and no one turns the TV off because it’s just too damn good to watch. We’re all addicted. There is no hope. Ah well, just go with it.

The Steelers made news themselves this weekend with the announcement of the resignation of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. It’s certainly the end of an era and it’s not without some controversy. The biggest question is going to be where to the Steelers go from here? Does Keith Butler get the position that’s essentially been promised to him for years? Does that leave an opening for Joey Porter to move up in the coaching ranks and now a vacancy for Ike Taylor to trade his cleats for a headset? What other departures from the Steelers defense will we see in the next coming months?

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