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NFL Power Rankings: Steelers hold steady after Week 11 bye

The Pittsburgh Steelers were dormant in Week 11 due to their bye week, and didn't see a change in their ranking in the latest Power Rankings. However, there was some significant movement around them.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were not active in Week 11. Instead, they enjoyed a week off with their annual bye week, but there was plenty of NFL action to shake up the weekly Power Rankings put out right here at SB Nation. The Steelers, 6-4 and coming off back-to-back victories, were ranked 6th in the latest Power Rankings, and they didn't climb or fall after their bye week. However, just because the Steelers stayed put at No. 6 doesn't mean there wasn't some significant movement in the Top 10.

Take a look at this week's Top 10:

1. New England Patriots
2. Carolina Panthers
3. Arizona Cardinals
4. Denver Broncos
5. Cincinnati Bengals
6. Pittsburgh Steelers
7. Kansas City Chiefs
8. Green Bay Packers
9. Minnesota Vikings
10. Seattle Seahawks

The big news in the rankings this week were the Broncos, led by Brock Osweiler, leap frogging the Bengals and Steelers to move into the 4th position. Pretty high praise for a quarterback who has only played 4 quarters in his career. Nonetheless, the Top 10 will continue to be tested heading into Week 12.

As for the AFC North, clearly the Bengals (5th) and Steelers (6th) are the class of the division, but what about the other two teams who call the AFC North home? The Baltimore Ravens, who defeated the St. Louis Rams at home in Week 11, climbed to the 28th spot, but the win came at a price as they lost Joe Flacco to a torn ACL and Justin Forsett to a broken arm. The Cleveland Browns have found their rightful place in the basement of the rankings, all alone in the 32nd position. It just feels right for the Browns to be in such a position.

If the Steelers can defeat the No. 10 ranked team, Seattle Seahawks, it will be a statement win for the black and gold, and will likely catapult them higher in the weekly Power Rankings.