AFC North standings: Steelers bye week brings no relief in division race

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2. The Steelers did not get any help from the AFC North during their bye week

It was not a great week off for Pittsburgh as they saw their AFC North lead fall apart when they woke up Sunday morning. The Ravens won over in London and that already kicked the Steelers down to second place before the first slot of games started. Only bad things happened after that even though fans thought maybe the Browns or Bengals would lose.

Neither of those things happened even though both had opportunities to lose their respective games. The Steelers will be getting starters back from injury for this week's game in front of them. They will have decisions to make, while guys like Diontae Johnson and Pat Freiermuth should be able to plug right back into their roles.

Week seven will be a difficult matchup for Pittsburgh as they head across the country to take on the LA Rams. Many don't expect the Rams to be too contentious this season, but the team has proven those thoughts wrong to start the year. Their offense still has the ability to move the ball up and down the field. While their defense has been better than advertised.

This is going to be a tough matchup for the black and gold as they do not seem to be in good position against the Rams. Mike Tomlin's teams also struggle on the west coast for one reason or another. Unless the Steelers offense can score more than 23 points, it seems like this club will have trouble trying to win this game. Good luck covering Cooper Kupp and Puca Nacua.