NFL Power Rankings: October Edition finds LA Rams rising

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7. Pittsburgh Steelers

The 3-0 Pittsburgh Steelers are undefeated. But they have not played a good team as of yet. Oh, they will. They will eventually clash with the Baltimore Ravens. Not once, but twice. Those two games will likely seal the fate of the AFC North playoff berths, and perhaps for other AFC teams as well.

2020 Summary

The Steelers missed their fourth game as the Tenessee Titans had a significant coronavirus outbreak. That game has now been rescheduled to October 25th, and the Steelers have had to take their bye week after three games, through no fault of their own. They have beaten three bad teams in the Giants, the Broncos, and the Texans.

2020 Outlook

The Steelers will face their cross-state rivals the Philadelphia Eagles this week.  The outcome of that game will say a lot about the future of both teams. While the Eagles are the more desperate and injured of the two teams, they found remarkable resiliency in a road win against the 49ers. After this week, the Steelers will begin to face stiffer opposition.

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With two games against the Bengals, one against the Jaguars, one against the Cowboys, and one against Washington, the Steelers are virtually guaranteed five more wins this season. To ensure the Steelers get to the playoffs, they must knock off some competition along the way.