Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 12/30/13
First, the Pittsburgh Steelers started the season 0-4. Then they were disgraced in New England. Then a three-game winning streak came to an excruciating end on Thanksgiving night in Baltimore. Then Antonio Brown stepped out of bounds against the Dolphins, foiling what might have been an Immaculate Reception for a new generation. None of that was enough to knock the Steelers out of playoff contention.   FIRST-PERSON INTERLUDE: Visiting family in Rhode Island for the holidays, I watched Sunday’s game in Pawtucket. This is the city where I became a Steelers fan 34 years ago, just a few miles from the site of the Steelers’ infamous beatdown two months ago. I have to admit I felt some trepidation about the name of the bar where I watched the game, Murphy’s Law. The Steelers needed everything to go right, not wrong, to complete a miraculous turnaround from 0-4 to the playoffs. And everything did go right. Almost.   For a few thrilling hours Sunday, the Ravens and Dolphins were the teams pondering
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