Perfect start getting Steelers some national attention
NEW YORK (AP) — As the league’s only unbeaten team, the Pittsburgh Steelers have climbed all the way to the top of the NFL.
As well as the No. 1 spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. But just barely.
The Steelers received seven of the 12 first-place votes for 378 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL.
The Steelers held off the Tennessee Titans 27-24 on Sunday in a matchup of 5-0 teams when Stephen Gostkowski missed a 45-yard field goal with 14 seconds left. The loss dropped the Titans three spots to No. 7.
The Steelers improved to 6-0 for their best start since 1978, when Pittsburgh won its first seven on the way to the Super Bowl.
The Kansas City Chiefs remained No. 2 after getting four first-place votes and 376 points. The Chiefs routed the Broncos 43-16 on Sunday and will welcome the league’s only winless team, the New York Jets, to Arrowhead Stadium this week.
The Baltimore Ravens, who were on a bye last week, got the remaining first-place vote and climbed two spots to No. 3. The Ravens host the Steelers this week in the top matchup of Week 8.
And the Seattle Seahawks dropped three places to No. 4 after losing to the Arizona Cardinals in overtime on Sunday night for their first loss of the season.
The “Bays” each gained a spot. Green Bay moved up to No. 5 after routing the Houston Texans and Tampa Bay is now No. 6 after dominating the Raiders in Las Vegas. The Buccaneers will close Week 8 when they head to the Meadowlands to face the New York Giants on Monday night.
The New Orleans Saints gained two spots to No. 8 after edging the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Buffalo Bills remained at No. 9 while the LosAngeles Rams are No. 10.