The steel nation blogger
The Steelers pulled a win against the Bengals on Sunday, beating them 42 to 21! Ben Roethlisberger threw three touchdowns, one being a 94 yard pass to the rookie wide receiver, Martavis Bryant. Roethlisberger came out of the game with 350 passing yards. Le'veon Bell, who ended the game with 185 rushing yards, ran it in twice for six then caught a 10 yard pass from Roethlisberger for another touchdown. This win against the Bengals put the Steelers in great position for the race to the playoffs. Now, the Steelers are tied for first with the Ravens and the Bengals. Expert opinions say that the Steelers have a real good chance at winning the division. If we lose to the Falcons next week, we can still win the division if not grab the wild card spot by beating the Bengals in the final week of the regular season. Now, if we make it to the playoffs, the journey will just be beginning. We will have to beat the Broncos, Colts and the Patriots if we want to make it to the big game on Sunday, February 1st. So, take out your terrible towels and get waving!
So the real question that every Steeler fan is asking is, "Do we have any chance at making the playoffs!?" I'm here to tell all the fans out there to not worry and hang in there! At the moment, we are in week 14 of 17. So, that means that we have four games left, two of them being divisional games. We face the Bengals(8-3-1), who are currently first in the AFC North, twice before the season ends. If we beat the Bengals both times and win against the Falcons(5-7) in week 15 we have a real good chance and grabbing that wildcard spot if not moving up to first in the division, especially if we beat the Chiefs(7-5) in week 16.
Now, everyone in the AFC North is in a very close race to first. The standings as of week 13 are placed at the bottom of this post. As you can see, any one of the four teams in the AFC North could win the division. For us Steeler fans, this means that we're going to have to pray that we beat the Bengals both times! So get your terrible towels ready because we're in for some good games!