The Pittsburgh Steelers are 9-7 heading into the final week of the NFL season. Despite beating the Seattle Seahawks, the Steelers need a win and some help to get back in the AFC playoff picture, but where do they stand in power rankings across the internet?
Here’s a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ standing in NFL power rankings ahead of Week 18.
CBS Sports writer Pete Prisco ranked the Steelers at No. 13, two spots higher than last week.
By beating the Seahawks, Mike Tomlin now has 17 consecutive non-losing seasons coaching the Steelers. He also might get them into the playoffs.
The Athletic’s Josh Kendall at No. 14, one spot higher than last week.
After Sunday’s win, Tomlin is guaranteed his 17th straight season with a .500 or better record. Only Tom Landry (21) and Bill Belichick (19) have more. Steelers fans will point out that Tomlin has missed the playoffs in the last two seasons and in four of the last six. Even after Sunday’s win, in which George Pickens had 131 yards, Pittsburgh is only ninth in the AFC.
Bleacher Report had the Steelers at No. 16, two spots higher than last week
Pittsburgh still needs help to make the postseason. Provided it beats a Baltimore Ravens team that has clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC, the Steelers need either the Buffalo Bills or Jacksonville Jaguars to lose.
If that doesn’t happen and the Steelers miss the postseason, it will mark the second playoff miss in a row. Pittsburgh hasn’t won a playoff game since 2016 and has just one season with double-digit victories since 2018.
So, while Tomlin’s Steelers may not be losing a lot, it’s not like the team is really winning a lot, either.