I hate the Bye Week. The following is excerpted from a chapter entitled Shit I Hate about the NFL from my worst-selling publication We’re From the Town With the Great Football Team: A Pittsburgh Steelers Manifesto.
SBI: WEEK 11
Amidst all the glow and headiness of last week’s victory over the hated Baltimore Ravens, I offered a single admonition as we looked forward to the coming weeks of this 2014 edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers:
It is a very good thing that the Steelers brought their “A” game to last week’s contest. Because it now appears that the AFC North will be a dog fight the entire season. I will go out on a limb and predict we won’t know the division winner until the conclusion of week 17. Every division game is crucial and every conference game is important from this point forward.