If the standard is the standard, then the 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers fell very short of reaching the standard that has been set by six Super Bowl winning teams in franchise history. In a season that saw them win thirteen games, they would lose three during the regular season that were strange to say the least. There was the Chicago Bears game, where they were more focused on how to handle the national anthem than play a football game. The five-interception game to the Jacksonville Jaguars, that had Ben Roethlisberger questioning if he still had “it”. Then finally it was the “what is and is not a catch in the NFL” loss to the New England Patriots.
Even through all that, they won their division and earned a bye in the AFC playoffs...Read More