If we lose in Cleveland, I concur that Troy should sit the rest of the season. Until we are out, if Troy can play (in 10 days, of course), he should play.
Agreed. If he can play I would play him. Got all offseason to heal up.
So, out of the 6+ teams in the race for the last wildcard, the Steelers have to beat all of them by atleast one game. So if we win out, which just seems impossible at this point, all other temas in the hunt have to go 3-1 or worse.
Not as bad as that. I'm a long way from saying we're in, but IF we run the table (large if) we eliminate Balty and Miami, assuming NE doesn't continue to shit the bed as well. That leaves us needing 1 Jets loss, 2 Jax losses, and 2 Broncos losses - 2 of those three anyway. Actually Jets have 5 conference losses as well (not worried about them - don't think they're running table).
Anyway, I'm not looking at playoff scenarios seriously until we get to 9-6.
I cannot believe with the way the AFC is this year we aren't in the drivers' seat for a playoff spot.