Steelers head into the bye week as a playoff team in the AFC

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We know it’s only six weeks into the season. And we know that there are still 11 more games for the Pittsburgh Steelers to be played. But we wanted to share an interesting fact and something that should not only inspire some optimism for those fans who have written the Steelers off but also illustrate how competitive the AFC is.

According to the NFL website, if the playoffs started this week, the Steelers would be in as the No. 7 seed at 3-3. The NFL chose to add an additional playoff team and this is where Pittsburgh currently lands. This is somewhat ironic because if you go back to every season under head coach Mike Tomlin when the Steelers missed the playoffs, they would have gotten in then as well if the league would have had this seventh team.

The current AFC playoff seeds are as follows.

1-Baltimore Ravens (5-1)

2-Buffalo Bills (4-1)

3-Los Angeles Chargers (4-2)

4-Tennessee Titans (3-2)

5-Cincinnati Bengals (4-2)

6-Las Vegas Raiders (4-2)

7-Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3)

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