Week 12 draws to a close for the NFL, and a Super Bowl-winning team drops out of the playoffs this year, the third team of defending champions to do so in six years. I'm talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The biggest game of this week was between Pittsburgh and the Baltimore Ravens. Pittsburgh needed this win to even think about the playoffs. The Ravens' defense, ranked second in the NFL, wouldn't allow it. The Ravens sacked Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger nine times, intercepted him twice and recovered a fumble. If the Steelers had anything to think about after the game, it would be how to be a better team next year. They are done for this year.
I was 3-1 on predictions from last weekend's games. The only team that slipped by was the Colts and Eagles game. If the Eagles had done a better job on defense, they might have stood a chance.