Pittsburgh Steelers have a huge hill to climb in NFL Playoffs

12-4 is nothing to sneeze at for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it doesn’t appear good enough to make the Super Bowl in 2012.

The Steelers are the No. 5 seed after embarrassing losses (season-opener against Baltimore and a recent Monday night nightmare against San Francisco) and two close losses (early loss at Houston and a Sunday night home game against the Ravens).

If it wasn’t for Joe Flacco going John Elway at the end of the second Ravens game, the Steelers would have home field for the AFC playoffs.

But the Steelers are faced with a road playoff game Sunday against Denver. It’s a winnable game, especially considering Tim Tebow’s recent struggles, but even after a win, the Steelers would probably have to beat Baltimore and New England on the road on back-to-back weekends to make the Super Bowl.

It can happen.

New England and Baltimore are both flawed. New England’s defense is terrible and the Ravens have looked far from invincible at times.
But the Steelers haven’t looked great over the past few weeks either.

In addition, injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall will make winning in the playoffs more difficult.

It won’t be easy, but I’m looking forward to a great playoffs.

ANOTHER BROWNS SEASON TO FORGET – I didn’t think it was possible, but the Browns were a bigger flop this year than over the past two seasons.

Although the defense has shown signs of life, the offense is devoid of talent and needs a lot more infusion of talent than two first-round draft picks.

NBA TAKES A LOOK BACK – I’m not sure about the current state of the NBA, but I really like NBA history.

With last week’s start of the regular season, TNT did a great promo video mixing shots of current NBA stars with old-time video clips. You can see the video below.


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