Originally posted on The Voice Says...  |  Last updated 1/1/12
We know now the playoff situation in the AFC.  Pittsburgh had a chance to sneak into the #1 seed if New England and Baltimore lost this Sunday. 

New England fell behind 21-0 to the Bills, who then absolutely imploded and let the Patriots rattle off 49 unanswered points.  Let me repeat that because it just SOUNDS ludicrous.  The Patriots scored 49 UNANSWERED points against the Bills. 

Cincinnati had the ball at the Ravens 33 yard line with a chance to tie the game but could not come through.  Because of Denver, Oakland, and the New York Jets losing, the Bengals still made it into the playoffs.

It would have been nice for Pittsburgh to at least get into the number two slot but they have no one to blame but themselves.

Look back at the second matchup with the Ravens.  The Steelers pinned the Ravens at the eight yard line with just around two minutes to go the length of the field for the winning touchdown.  A field goal would not do, it had to be a touchdown. 

Surely the choke artist named Joe Flacco would implode and the Steeler defense would win the day but alas that wasn't the case. 

Flacco found Torrey Smith in the end zone with eight seconds to go and the Ravens had the season sweep.    If the Steeler defense held, the Steelers would be AFC North champions and have the number one seed via their tiebreaking head to head victory over the Patriots. 

It's a lot easier to win as the one or two seed as opposed to the five, but the Steelers made their bed and have to sleep in it.

Fortunately, the wild card matchup with the Denver Broncos looks to be a favorable one for the Steelers.  I am not on the Tim Tebow bandwagon, and in fact his play during the last three games is proving a lot of his "haters" right. 

It's going to be a tough road for the Steelers, who are only 5-3 on the road this year.  They've done it before, but that doesn't make it any easier.
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