Re: Too Early For a Must Win? Nope!
The only truly difficult team on the schedule is GB... and even they have holes.
Balt, Cincy, Clev are all beatable.
NE is without any weapons, and no one on defense up the middle (watch teams RUN for 150 yards on them every single week).
Det, Mia, and Buff are all up & down teams. Very beatable.
Oak (for whatever reason) has been a tough out, but they are beatable.
Den, KC, NE, Indy are locks, with KC being the first wild card.
Even if Cincy (or Balt or Clev) win the division, the final wild card spot is still wide open. Tenn, NYJets, SD, Mia... they are all extremely hot & cold; most of them will be 8-8 or worse.
9-7 is not an unrealistic record for the Steelers, and that might win the division (and/or a wild card spot)... or, it might not. Regardless, the play-offs are not "out of the question" as some may believe.