What a difference a week makes. Seven days ago, many in the national media had written off the Pittsburgh Steelers. An old quarterback, a new offensive line, a tough division full of fresh faces like Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, even Joe Burrow. Fresh off a win against the Buffalo Bills, the media tune has changed. In NFL.com’s post Week 1 power rankings, the Steelers have cracked the top five as one of football’s top teams.
Here’s what author Dan Hanzus wrote Tuesday:
“All your summer Steelers takes are junk. Mike Tomlin’s team went up to Western New York and delivered a team performance that blasted away six months of narratives about the state of Pittsburgh professional football.