Yes, it COULD be worse. They could have strung it out until the final game of the season and lost in OT to Miami. This way at least you have a whole Christmas season where you don't have to struggle with the decision whether to watch the Steelers or go shopping. By all means, go shopping this Thursday -- worst thing that could happen is that you miss an OT comeback against THE CLEVELAND BROWNS. Then go shopping again on the 30th. What's more important -- that sweater you need to buy for Aunt Myrtle or watching the Steelers lose a heartbreaker to Green Bay? Go ahead and watch the Ravens game on the 27th because the only saving grace of the season will be in the possibility of knocking the Ravens out of the playoffs.
I am amazed at the ability of the Steelers to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, again and again and again.