NFL Power Rankings: Panthers rise, Patriots fall in Week 13

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Nov 29, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) wait for a replay during the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Pittsburgh, 39-30. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones (3) is at left. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


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The Steelers had victory in sight in Seattle, but one of the games of the season came down to the wire, and they didn’t quite have enough. Mike Tomlin was bold, but his questionable fake field goal attempt early in the game left many people scratching their heads. Still, you have to like the boldness of the head coach, and it makes for entertaining football.

Pittsburgh are in the middle of an incredibly close playoff hunt. The red hot Chiefs hold the fifth seed, and believe it or not the Texans own the sixth seed. But both teams share the same 6-5 record as the Steelers. There’s a lot of football still to be played.

The Steelers final five games: Indianapolis, at Cincinnati, Denver, at Baltimore, at Cleveland. There is going to be a lot of drama between now and the end of the regular season. The Steelers have a shot; can they get in?

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