Following their Sunday win over the Arizona Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Steelers will now head into Week 7 of the season as the sixth place team in the AFC.
All things considered, they’re in a good place right now as they currently have a two game lead over nine teams in the conference.
Per the latest FPI, the Steelers have a 73.6 percent chance of making the playoffs, and they even have a 26.5 percent chance of winning the AFC North. The undefeated Cincinnati Bengals will be their Week 8 opponent and that game looms very large as we sit here today.
The Steelers have managed to do more than just keep their heads above water with starter Ben Roethlisberger sidelined with a left MCL injury. In fact, if not for misses by former kicker Josh Scobee in the game against the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers would be 3-0 in their last three games with Roethlisberger watching on the sideline.
This coming Sunday, the Steelers will play the Kansas City Chiefs on the road and they have lost five straight games since winning their season opener against the Houston Texans. Now that they have lost running back Jamaal Charles for the season, it’s easy to see why the Steelers will more than likely be favored come kickoff time regardless of who will be starting at quarterback for them.