Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: The Broncos Are Starting To Slide

Peyton Manning

7. Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 9)

Finally, the Steelers may have found their footing. After an incredibly inconsistent start to the season, Pittsburgh has now won seven of its last nine games, including their last three. With Sunday’s win against the Chiefs, the Steelers were rewarded for their recent string of solid play with a playoff berth. In addition, they get the chance to play for the division and a potential first-round bye when they host the Bengals in Week 17. At least, the formerly 3-3 Steelers have turned what looked like a mediocre season into a trip to the postseason.

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