The Pittsburgh Steelers were victorious in Week 15, as they handed the Denver Broncos their 4th loss of the season. With the 34-27 win over Denver, it advanced their record to 9-5, but is also continued to propel them up the weekly NFL Power Rankings.
In last week's SB Nation Power Rankings, the Steelers were 7th, and had moved up just one spot in the rankings after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals on the road. The jump was more significant after their Week 15 win. The team moved up 3 spots to 4th in the latest SB Nation Power Rankings.
See what they had to say about the boys in black and gold moving into Week 16:
The Steelers look pretty damn impressive as well now that they've gotten Big Ben back into the fold and fully healthy. Antonio Brown put on a show again this week in Pittsburgh's win over the Broncos, racking up 15 catches for 189 yards and two touchdowns against the best pass defense in the league. Pittsburgh showed a lot of guts in coming back from down 17 points and proved that it's still a threat in the AFC playoffs.
The win showed a lot of guts for Pittsburgh, and they are the top-ranked team in the AFC North. The Cincinnati Bengals, who won in Week 15, are ranked 7th, the Baltimore Ravens ranked 29th and the Cleveland Browns are ranked 31st heading into next week's action.
For the Steelers, their table is set for a run to the postseason. Win their final two games (at Baltimore and at Cleveland) and they are in the playoffs. If they win and get some help, they could technically find themselves as high as the No. 2 seed in the AFC Playoff Picture.
Exciting times indeed for Pittsburgh Steelers fans everywhere.
Take a look at the Top 10 in the Power Rankings after Week 15:
1. Carolina Panthers
2. Arizona Cardinals
3. New England Patriots
4. Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Seattle Seahawks
6. Kansas City Chiefs
7. Cincinnati Bengals
8. Denver Broncos
9. Green Bay Packers
10. New York Jets