I'm grateful for a Steelers playoff position as they conduct into their Week 17 match-up vs. a Browns

Two weeks ago, after a Steelers unequivocally joyless detriment during Heinz Field, famed comedian, Boston local and Patriots fan Bill Burr seemed on a Mark Madden Show to contend that he suspicion a Jesse James play was, in-fact, a touchdown—for what that’s worth.

Anyway, after about 5 mins of yukking it adult on a radio, Burr told Madden in anxiety to that argumentative play: “Hey, go cry in your back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships.”

In other words, we don’t accurately have it that bad.

As we lay here today, wondering if a Steelers will find a approach to constraint a AFC’s tip seed, or if they will have to “settle” for a a No. 2 seed, my viewpoint is that a Steelers are in a unequivocally earnest spot.

Can we suppose being a Bills‘ fan right now? You consider a Steelers were screwed by a NFL’s clarification of a catch; after Kelvin Benjamin’s touchdown locate was overturned in a detriment second’s of a initial half of a Bills’ diversion in New England final week, Buffalo not usually mislaid out on maybe a best possibility to lift off a upset, it might have seen a playoff chances trip divided for good. Buffalo now needs a win in Week 17 and a Ravens‘ detriment to get in. And if that multiple doesn’t happen, a Bills will need a win and waste by both a Titans and Chargers.

Not a good position to be in. (The Bills haven’t been to a postseason given 1999, by a way.)

As for Baltimore and Tennessee, sure, they control their possess fates, but, I’ll gamble if you’re a ardent fan of possibly team, we didn’t get your common rem sleep, Saturday night.

The Falcons face a unfolding identical to a Ravens and Titans—win and they’re in—but they have to kick an 11-4 Panthers patrol that still has an outward shot during both a NFC South pretension and a No. 2 seed.

Speaking of a NFC, according to CBSSports.com, seeds two-six are still undecided.

The Saints could be a No. 3 seed, though they could also tumble to No. 5.

The Panthers could be a tip wild-card team, but, again, they could also stand as high as a No. 2 seed and acquire a much-coveted bye. As we alluded to earlier, this doesn’t indispensably bode will for a fortifying NFC Champion Falcons; and, with Super Bowl hangovers being what they are, wouldn’t losing out on a wild-card mark be a wise finale to a 2017 season, after entrance oh so tighten to winning it all in 2016?

And what about a Eagles, a NFC’s tip seed streamer into a playoffs?

True, Philadelphia has that desired prize, though it won’t have a quarterback—Carson Wentz—who will skip a playoffs after ripping his ACL.

Speaking of a teams jockeying for a No. 3 seed in a NFC, shouldn’t they unequivocally be going after a No. 4?

Yes, it would meant carrying to play a tip NFC wild-card team, though if a marker binds in a initial round, we go to play a No. 1 seed but a authorization quarterback.

After fretting over tiebreakers in new years and wondering if a Steelers would get any of that all-important “help” (thank we unequivocally little, Ryan Succop; appreciate we unequivocally much, Rex Ryan), let some other fan bases around a NFL flounder and urge to a football gods.

This time of year is simply my favorite as a sports fan.

It’s even some-more beguiling when a Steelers are streamer into a postseason on a bye.

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