AFC North standings have Steelers playoff chances combusting heading into Week 15

  • Cincinnati jumps into the playoff spot with their backup quarterback success
  • Nothing seems to be going right for the Steelers
  • The Ravens rule all

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Nothing seems to be going right for the Steelers heading down the stretch

Everyone else is having fun at the party right now except for the Steelers. They are in the dark corner of the room by themselves as the Browns, Bengals, and Ravens are out on the dance floor having a blast. The worst part is not that it looks like the Steelers might not find their groove again this season. They will struggle to find their way back on the winning dancefloor again.

Last week only sank the hopes of Pittsburgh fans everywhere as the Steelers completed the atrocious back-to-back losses against two 2-10 teams heading into their respective games. Both of those losses came in four days. Now with injuries continuing to be a concern, there seems to be little hope for the Steelers.

Somehow they are still in the playoffs if the season ended today, but it seems less likely with each passing week that the black and gold will hold onto that spot. They probably need to win at least two, probably three games to secure a playoff spot. It is going to be a tough finish to their season, especially as each phase of football on this team looks out of sync.

Week 15 brings on a new challenge as the Steelers need to win this game or their season might be over. They will head on the road to take on the Indianapolis Colts. The availability of T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith will be huge in this one. Mike Tomlin has been great against the Colts throughout his coaching career, and he needs to find a way to beat Indianapolis again.