After suffering their second loss of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2) fall from No. 8 to No. 10 in SB Nation's weekly power rankings, as compiled by Danny Kelly.
Some may have expected a larger fall, and even more will have a tough time seeing how this team is currently among the top 10 in the NFL, but there's something to be said about taking small victories when they come. As for a previously winless Tampa Bay team, it shot all the way up from 31st to 26th with the comeback win over Pittsburgh in Week 4.
With their second consecutive winless team coming up, the Jacksonville Jaguars, followed by a tough Browns team in Cleveland in Week 6 and the surprising 3-1 Houston Texans in Week 7, the Steelers will have a very interesting run over the next three games. Much will change with all of these teams by then because, adding in the Steelers as well as Week 8 opponent Indianapolis, you're looking at some of the more oddly inconsistent teams in the NFL.
Sitting at 2-2, 1.5 games behind division leading Cincinnati, and one game behind Baltimore in the AFC North, keeping pace will obviously be important. The Steelers are capable of winning their next three games, but we've also seen reasons to believe no lead is secure and no first-down conversion is assured. It's an important week of practice, and the Steelers will need it as they cannot underprepare for any team the rest of the way.