The Steelers face the Lions today in what should have been a meaningless game beforte the playoffs. Due to injuries and some mental mistakes, however, the game is a must-win. Beat the Lions, and you get the Wild Card. Lose, and you are out of the play-offs.
I don’t mean to sound pessimistic, as I am not, considering I thought the Steelers had played themselves out of the playoffs last month with their loss to the Bengals. I am actually pretty excited we are still in it. Further, I like the fact that we have to beat the Lions, who are a really lousy team. If we can’t beat them, at home, in January (Lions are a dome team), I don’t want to go to the playoffs. Additionally, I like it when a team controls their own destiny- I hate having to spend the day seeing what other teams re doing and whether or not they are going to ‘help’ us get into the playoffs. It is all on us.
At any rate, GO STEELERS! Let’s start the New Year right!
*** Update ***
Steelers win and advance to the playoffs, although it was interesting for the first half. The gutless Bengals went into KC and intentionally lost, no doubt hoping to screw the Steelers out of a playoff spot. A big middle finger to them for that crap.
I am not emotionally prepared for the Bus to retire, and hope he comes back for another season.