Fox Sports: No. 18
Last Week: No. 15
"“The Steelers aren’t as undisciplined and inconsistent as the Bengals, but they’re getting close. Facemasks, late hits and a lack of awareness on defense cost the Steelers a crucial win over the Cowboys and sunk their playoff hopes a bit. If they want to make it to the postseason, they’ll need to win the division because the wild card will likely come down to two AFC West teams.” – Cameron DaSilva"
A loss is a loss, right? DaSilva dropped the Steelers from No. 15 to No. 18 on this list, and while he did the opposite of Harrison in terms of movement, they’ve ended up in the same place. The fact of the matter is this. The Steelers need to win the division.
The Chiefs, Broncos, and Raiders have completely stolen the show and will all make the playoffs via Wild Card or whoever wins the division unless one of them has some major collapse. The inconsistency of Pittsburgh has been painful for Pittsburgh, but there is still time to turn things around.
Pittsburgh has one of the easiest stretches of games a team could ask for, while the Ravens have a schedule entirely made up of above .500 teams and two division matchups against Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. In the end, it could end up coming down to the Week 16 Color Rush showdown between Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Now that should be fun.