Yahoo Sports: No. 15
Last Week: No. 10
"“We can talk about talent all we want, but if you’re under .500 more than halfway into the season, potential and talent really doesn’t matter much anymore.” -Frank Schwab"
Schwab makes a very good point. At the end of the day, all that matters is wins and losses. The Steelers have star power and they have a lot of potential but have failed to pick up the vital wins. It’s hard to argue that teams with better records that might be surprising people are somehow still worse than Pittsburgh just because Pittsburgh seems like a good team.
It’s not over, but Pittsburgh needs to turn it around. I thought the game against Dallas was a big game for them to prove that they are capable of keeping up with the best of the best and if they can just fend off the teams that they are seemingly better than, they can make it to the playoffs.
The loss of Cameron Heyward is going to hurt, and the defense is going to be a huge part of turning things around. We know what this offense can do, but how about this defense? Hard to tell.