The Steelers season is quickly coming to an end with the type of product they are displaying on the field.
Pittsburgh had a tremendous loss against the Buffalo Bills in week five of competition. It was the worst loss suffered by the Steelers in over three decades, which will hopefully be the wake-up call this team needs. There is a lot of work for the black and gold to accomplish to get back into the fight of this less than stellar AFC North division.
The rest of the division had some interesting moments of their own during week five. Three out of the four teams that call the north home lost heading into this week as each club will hope to win this upcoming weekend. The AFC North seems like it will be taking its primary shape from here out.
The Steelers start to pile on losses in the bottom spot in the division
Dark days seem like they may have already arrived for Pittsburgh and their beloved football team. Things look beyond grim after that fateful day last week in Buffalo that might have caused angels to fall from the sky. The black and gold are dead last, not only in the division standings but also in the entire NFL.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST
Sunshine seems like it will not be peaking through the clouds anytime soon for the Steelers as they have a tough schedule ahead. The Buccaneers are their next opponent and Tom Brady will be doing his best to make this a repeat of last week for Pittsburgh. This could be another ugly game for the home club in this one.
Bengals are second to last after a tough divisional loss last week
The leader of the AFC North division was decided by the outcome of the Bengals and Ravens contest last Sunday night. Under the lights brought a show for football fans everywhere as both clubs fought to the bitter end. The effort was not enough for Cincinnati as they lost a close game to Baltimore, which sunk them to the third spot in the standings.
Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) vs New Orleans Saints (2-3), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST
Back onto the road for these jungle cats as they storm into New Orleans. The Bengals are the better team in this game, even if the Saints had a clean bill of health entering the contest. It might end with a closer score than some might predict as Andy Dalton will hope to upset his former employer.
Cleveland holds onto the second spot despite having their own issues
Since the Browns defeated the Steelers, they have not been able to do enough to win games. They are coming off a heartbreaking loss against an injury riddled LA Chargers team that is scraping victories one week at a time. It was an offensive onslaught that saw the Browns get outdueled on that side of the ball.
New England Patriots (2-3) vs Cleveland Browns (2-3), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST
Here is one of the toughest games to predict this week as both clubs have different faults. The Patriots are rolling out a rookie to start after his first game went well. The Browns should be able to still run the football and cause some issues, but this contest could go either way.
Baltimore just had a momentous occasion after a huge win
Their game against Cincinnati might have been low scoring, but it was a tight AFC North battle that everyone loves to see. The Ravens were able to overcome their opponent at home and get a huge win at this early juncture of their season. That outcome has put them as the favorites to win this division moving forward.
Baltimore Ravens (3-2) vs New York Giants (4-1), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST
Road games are always a challenge, especially when you go against a shocking team like the Giants. New York has beaten some good clubs in their young season thus far and they will hope to continue that trend on Sunday. Baltimore can make an early statement with back-to-back wins over the Bengals and Giants if they are able to pull it off.
The Steelers are not a good football team right now and that is starting to sink their chances in their own division. The AFC North is battling to position itself after the conclusion of week six in the NFL.