After a typically grueling AFC North battle on Sunday, the reality of what just happened to the Pittsburgh Steelers hit them like a splash of cold water to the face. The facts are true and cannot be altered. Wishing and praying won't change circumstances. The Steelers will not win the divisionùthat honor belongs to the Cincinnati Bengalsùand now face the challenge of defending their world championship via the wild card route.áNot what the franchise envisioned when the season began, for sure, but stone cold reality has a way of dashing one's dreams sometimes. The Bengals own the AFC North. There's zero doubt about that now. Any hope the Steeler Nation has of a collapse won't happen, unless Carson Palmer goes down in a heap once again. Cincinnati owns two wins each over Pittsburgh and Bal ...
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