Steelers tumble in latest NFL power rankings

Curt Popejoy
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At this point, I’m not sure if the Pittsburgh Steelers will win another game this season. The Steelers are currently on a three-game losing streak and both players and coaches look lost for how to get things back on track. Thankfully the Steelers have already secured a spot in the playoffs but they certainly feel like they are backing in with two games left to play.

The NFL Network updated their power rankings for Week 16 and they have the Steelers falling from No. 5 all the way to No. 11.

Here’s what they had to say about the Steelers.

The offense was in full meltdown mode early, finishing with more turnovers (three) than first downs (two) in a first half that ended with the Bengals holding a 17-0 lead. Ben Roethlisberger played a central role in the struggles, and after the game he was answering questions about his arm and the deep passes that wobbled through the Cincinnati night like ducks that waited too long to fly south for winter. The chance of a playoff bye is all but history. Now the Steelers need to worry about holding off the charging Ravens and Browns in the AFC North.

At this, it is hard to argue with the drop. Just a month ago, the Steelers were making a case for being the best team in the NFL and going undefeated. Now, this team doesn’t even look like a playoff team despite their status.

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