The Steelers are still keeping hope alive for the playoffs while looking like an elite team, but it’s too little too late.
Even though the Steelers are still mathematically alive their chances are slim at making the playoffs, and it would actually be better if they didn’t make it.
The Steelers stayed alive by beating a good Green Bay Packers team without Aaron Rodgers, while all the other teams in the battle for that last playoff spot showed just how weak they were by losing. It may be better for the NFL to just have the four division winners with only one wild card team, the Kansas City Chiefs, playing because the New York Jets 7-8, Miami Dolphins 8-7, the Baltimore Ravens 8-7, San Diego Chargers 8-7 or the Steelers 7-8 really deserve to be in the playoffs.
The Dolphins lost to the lowly Buffalo Bills 19-0, the Ravens were destroyed by the New England Patriots, 41-7,the Jets 24-13 over the Cleveland Browns, and the Chargers beat the Oakland Raiders, 26-14.