Gasping for NFL Playoff Breath

Posted: 23rd December 2009 by Vicki Farries in NFL
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Due to some bizarre scenarios, there is a faint heartbeat keeping the Steelers playoff chances alive. But the problems that put the Steelers in such a precarious situation where they donÆt control their destiny outweigh the playoff hopes. So much so that Coach Tomlin took some bold strategic moves to downplay Steelers weaknesses against the Green Bay Packers to put the Steelers in the win column after five straight losses. It was necessary since two of the three phases of the game have underachieved throughout the year. The Steelers have struggled in kick coverage all season. They allowed a league-high four kickoff return for touchdowns in five games before not permitting one during their 20-17 loss to Baltimore. Lacking confidence with the special teamsÆ coverage unit, Tomlin called for ...

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