The Pittsburgh Steelers were far from the oddsmakers’ favorite to win the Super Bowl this season.
Some analysts even had them at the bottom of the AFC North Division before the start of the year.
From a talent standpoint, it would be easy to argue that the Steelers have the worst team in the division.
Yet, they continue to find ways to win games, and it’s been like that for quite a while now.
That’s why, even against his own will, FOX pundit Colin Cowherd chose the Steelers as the sixth-best team in the league right now.
He said that he couldn’t even believe that a team that has gone 54 straight games under 400 yards on offense made the cut, but here we are (via Herd with Colin Cowherd).
"I can't believe I have the Steelers at 6… If you dig deep, here's what is fascinating."
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 24, 2023
Cowherd talked about how Kenny Pickett has a swagger to him and has actually been quite good in late-game situations.
He pointed out the fact that he has five fourth-quarter comebacks and six game-winning drives in his last 18 starts, adding that some of those games shouldn’t have even been close to begin with.
Cowherd talked about the Steelers’ ability to mess around for two or three quarters and then win anyway, sometimes even on the road.
This is what good teams do.
It’s not always easy, and it’s definitely not always pretty, but Mike Tomlin has his team ready to compete week in and week out.
They might not have the same impressive roster as other teams, but all that matters is that win column.