The Pittsburgh Steelers finally won a game Sunday, defeating the New York Jets 19-6 at MetLife Stadium.
Next week, the Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens, who are 3-3 after a loss at home Sunday to the Green Bay Packers.
Seven of the last nine games played between the Ravens and Steelers have been decided by three points. If the ball bounces the Steelers way, they can win next week and improve to 2-4.
Then the Steelers are at Oakland in Week 8. Riding the momentum of a two-game winning streak, they can beat the 2-4 Raiders, Black Hole be damned.
That would put the Steelers at 3-4 as they head to Gillette Stadium to visit the New England Patriots. Anthony Smith isn’t around to provide Bill Belichick with bulletin-board material. So as long as Ryan Clark keeps his mouth shut, the Steelers can beat the Patriots and get to .500.
Then the Steelers will have back-to-back home games against the Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions, neither of which reminds anyone of the ’85 Bears.
The Steelers will be in the thick of the playoff race in no time …
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold on a second.