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NFL Power Rankings Week 6: Steelers plummet out of the Top-10 after Week 5

The Pittsburgh Steelers loss in Week 5 was bad. How bad? The team isn’t even ranked in the Top-10 of NFL Power Rankings anymore.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The past few days haven’t been pleasant for the Pittsburgh Steelers. After their 30-9 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team and their fan base have hit a new low for the 2017 season.

Losing to the Chicago Bears in overtime was one thing, but watching Ben Roethlisberger throw five interceptions including two returned for touchdowns was an embarrassing display of football for a team many considered as Super Bowl favorites before the season began.

With the loss, the Steelers’ record not only dropped to 3-2 on the year, but they’ve plummeted down the NFL Power Rankings. Clearly, weekly Power Rankings mean absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of life in the NFL, but it certainly stirs a good amount of debate among fans.

With that in mind, it’s time to check out where the Steelers fall in this week’s NFL Power Rankings:


1. Kansas City Chiefs
2. Green Bay Packers
3. Atlanta Falcons
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. New England Patriots
6. Carolina Panthers
7. Denver Broncos
8. Seattle Seahawks
9. Dallas Cowboys
10. Pittsburgh Steelers
70.9 percent chance. Ben Roethlisberger's five interceptions at home were shocking, and the blowout loss to the Jaguars dropped the Steelers’ playoff chances from 92.9 to 70.9 percent. It's a big drop, but they still have the fourth-best chances in the AFC.”

1. Kansas City Chiefs
2. Philadelphia Eagles
3. Green Bay Packers
4. Atlanta Falcons
5. Carolina Panthers
6. Detroit Lions
7. Denver Broncos
8. New England Patriots
9. Washington Redskins
10. Seattle Seahawks
14. Pittsburgh Steelers
“The most herky-jerky team in pro football kept up its antics Sunday at Heinz Field. Not sure if Ben Roethlisberger feels sorry for himself, was being melodramatic, really is losing it, feels older or merely wants to set the bar low so the attention pours in when he picks up his game. But let's just say his post-game commentary -- "Maybe I don't have it anymore" -- was odd. It's very, very rare for a team to overcome five interceptions from its quarterback. I remember a time Tony Romo threw five in Buffalo on a Monday night, and the Cowboys managed to win. But with two of Roethlisberger's picks turning into instant points, the rest of the team had no chance.”

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1. Kansas City Chiefs
2. Green Bay Packers
3. Philadelphia Eagles
4. Atlanta Falcons
5. Denver Broncos
6. Carolina Panthers
7. New England Patriots
8. Washington Redskins
9. Seattle Seahawks
10. Detroit Lions
15. Pittsburgh Steelers
“Ben Roethlisberger has to pick up his play. It won't be easy this week at Arrowhead against the Chiefs.”