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Steelers Can Get Away With One More Letdown And Still Win AFC North

So the Steelers are only a half-game behind the Bengals in the AFC North. They’re so close that the Bengals can smell the Primanti’s on their breath. The Steelers scored 40 or more points for the third time this season, a franchise record, in their 42-21 win Sunday at Cincinnati. It was their biggest margin …

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How Much Would Expanded NFL Playoffs Help the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Most fans don’t want expanded NFL playoffs. And Roger Goodell doesn’t care. Principal Goodell tried to ram expanded playoffs down everyone’s throat for 2014, but the matter wasn’t voted upon at the owners meetings in Atlanta. Expanded playoffs are coming, though, probably by 2015. So enjoy one last year of the NFL as we know …

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Pittsburgh Steelers: All They Want for Christmas is Some Help to Make the Playoffs

The Pittsburgh Steelers not only defeated the Green Bay Packers Sunday, they also vanquished the Grinch. Unlike last year, the Steelers can keep a playoff berth on their Christmas wish list. In 2012, they were mathematically eliminated two days before Christmas with a 13-10 loss at home to the Cincinnati Bengals. To make the playoffs …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Wild Win over Packers

What a wild and wacky 2013 season it’s been for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They defeated the Green Bay Packers 38-31 Sunday to remain alive, but still not well, in the race for the final playoff spot in the AFC. The Steelers (7-8) must beat the Browns at home Sunday and have three other games go …

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Playoff Flowchart for Week 16

Steelers 2013 Playoff Flowchart (Week 16)

The Pittsburgh Steelers won’t have to face Aaron Rodgers Sunday in Green Bay, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Matt Flynn will start for the Packers in place of Rodgers, who will miss his seventh straight game with a broken collarbone. That gives the Steelers a boost in this game. It also improves their chances of …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Can Lose to Bengals Sunday and Still Have Chance to Make Playoffs

I blame you, Steelers. It’s your fault my journalistic accuracy has been compromised this week. First, I wrote that a Dolphins win over the Patriots Sunday afternoon would mathematically eliminate the Steelers from playoff contention, regardless of what the Steelers do against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night. That was wrong. Then I wrote that a …

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Pittsburgh Steelers Are in Playoff Race, But Don’t Get Too Excited Yet

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 …

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New England Patriots Conquer Pittsburgh Steelers, End Rivalry

It’s over. The Pittsburgh Steelers season? Well, we knew that was over. We knew that before Sunday’s pitiful 55-31 loss to the New England Patriots. There will be plenty of time to write a eulogy for the 2013 Steelers. For now, it’s time to wave the white Terrible Towel and surrender to the Patriots. They …

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Why the Pittsburgh Steelers Are No Longer a Model NFL Franchise (Part 1 of 2)

The Pittsburgh Steelers are no longer one of the first teams that come to mind when people think of consistently successful NFL franchises. A model franchise can be counted on to make the playoffs every season with rare exceptions. The Steelers are not in that category. In the 21st century, the Steelers have missed the …

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Playoff Flowchart: A Graphic Look at the Steelers’ Road to the Playoffs

Getting into the playoffs isn’t usually this complicated for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but by losing four of their last five games and falling to 7-7, they’ve made it a rare flowchart year. The Steelers usually have a playoff spot wrapped up by this time of year. They’ve finished 12-4 three out of the last four …

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