The Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6) face a tall task Sunday against the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions (6-3) at Heinz Field. If they can somehow win this game, then we can talk about how winning the AFC North isn’t entirely impossible.
The Steelers would have an opportunity to get into the thick of things in the division with games at Cleveland in Week 12 and at Baltimore in Week 13.
But beating the Lions is a big hurdle. For now, let’s keep the optimism in check and look at how Sunday’s Steelers-Lions pairing demonstrates why interconference play in the NFL is better than interleague play in Major League Baseball.
The Steelers, like every team in the NFL, play four interconference games every year. There’s a certain intrigue to these games because the Steelers only see these opponents once every four years.
Pittsburgh-Detroit might have some buzz to it as an interleague matchup in baseball. The Pirates and Tigers are two franchises steeped in tradition with nine world championships bet...