There are four teams remaining in the NFL playoffs from the 2019 season, and the field will be narrowed to the two teams representing their conference in the Super Bowl after the two games on Sunday. It’s sad to think we only have one day remaining from the 2019 season in which multiple NFL games will be played. And since it’s going to be a long time until the Steelers (supposedly) take the field for the Hall of Fame game in August, we better enjoy any NFL football we can get. So which of the four teams remaining do you find yourself pulling for the most? Before making a decision, let’s take a look at the four teams participating in the Conference Championship games.
AFC #6 seed
Like most of these teams, we can look at several positives and negatives from Steelers’ fans perspective. Part of this perspective is determined if each fan still sees this franchise as the old Houston Oilers who were the Steelers biggest rival decades ago. Yes, the Titans knocked the Steelers out of the 2002 playoffs with a total con job by kicker Joe Nedney. On the flipside, the Titans have not defeated the Steelers since Week 1 of the 2013 season. Add in the fact the Titans just knocked out two of the Steelers biggest rivals in the Ravens and the Patriots, Steelers fans have already been pulling for this team for two straight weeks. Should we hold it against them they got the last seed in the playoffs in 2019? That was not as much of the Titans taking it from us as much as it was the Steelers losing it.
AFC #1 seed
The Chiefs and Steelers last played in Week 2 of the 2018 season when the Chiefs jumped out to a 21-point lead only to find the Steelers tie it up before halftime. Although the Steelers went on to lose that game, they have a general pattern of three wins to one loss against the Chiefs over the last decade. The only playoff matchup in that time was in 2016 when the Steelers had the 18-16 victory in Kansas City. So while the Chiefs have become a force to be dealt with in the AFC, there isn’t a major rivalry with the Steelers at this point.
NFC #2 seed
When it comes to the NFC teams, the Steelers don’t have quite the history as they only play every four years if they don’t meet in the Super Bowl. Since the Steelers Super Bowl appearance in the 1995 season, they have only one loss to the Green Bay Packers in six games played. Unfortunately, that loss was in Super Bowl XLV. For this reason alone, many Steelers’ fans can’t find it in their heart to root for the Packers.
NFC #1 seed
Although they played in 2019, the Steelers don’t have a large history with the San Francisco 49ers. Since 2000, the Steelers matchups with the 49ers have fallen in line to where the home team wins. The biggest factor when it comes to the 49ers would be them achieving a sixth Super Bowl win to tie the Steelers. But with the Patriots already in a tie with the Steelers, does it really matter if there is another team in the mix?
So there are the four NFL remaining for the 2019 season. Is there any one of these teams you are pulling for to go all the way and win the Super Bowl? Make sure you vote in the poll and give your thoughts in the comments below.
Which of the four remaining NFL playoff teams are you pulling for the rest of the way?
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Kansas City Chiefs
Green Bay Packers
San Francisco 49ers