Have you bought your Pittsburgh Steelers “In the Hunt” T-shirt?
Weren’t Steelers players wearing “In the Hunt” caps with the tags still on in the locker room Sunday after their 37-27 win over the Detroit Lions?
Why not? The Steelers improved to 4-6 and earned that coveted “In the Hunt” status with Sunday’s comeback victory at Heinz Field.
Channel surf long enough this week and you’ll come across an AFC playoff picture graphic, and look whose logo is in that third column under the “In the Hunt” heading.
That’s right, it’s the hypocycloid of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The same Steelers who started this season 0-4.
The New York Jets (5-5) currently occupy the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC. They hold the tiebreaker over the Miami Dolphins (5-5) because of a better AFC East record. But that could change because the Jets and Dolphins still have to play each other twice.
The Steelers are one of six teams a game back at 4-6. They’ve come a long way and they provided plenty of reasons Sunday to be encouraged about the last six weeks of the season.
But the Steelers haven’t accomplished enough yet for their playoff chances to be taken seriously.