Full storyIt's time to kick the hangover.
Had Miami, Jacksonville, and others managed a victory last week, the Steelers' season would likely be all but over. But a bevy of losses has their playoff hopes clinging to life support.
Lose to Oakland, however, and the Steelers can start scheduling tee times for January.
The schedule remains favorable. Only Baltimore and Green Bay have winning marks this season. Oakland and Cleveland are awful. Miami is struggling, but could prove mildly dangerous.
The problem is that this team has a healthy supply of problems to fix. Not all of them can likely be fixed on the fly, but some can be fixed with a few simple tweaks.
Let's break it all down.