Do you guys consider the Ravens elite? They've only beaten THREE teams with winning records. They're huge wins come from Carolina, Bills (in OT like us), Cleveland, Denver and Miami.
What about the Pats? They've beaten FOUR teams with winning records.
The Saints? They've only beaten TWO teams with winning records.
The Steelers have lost to all these teams, but they've beaten FIVE teams with winning records (when we've played them). (Atlanta, Titans, Tampa, Miami, Oakland)
They're beating who they need to beat and then some. That's the way I look at it. It would be much, much worse IMO if we were losing to crap teams. And for the most part, they've hung in with the teams that beat them.
People assume that time is a strict progression of cause and effect, but actually from a non-linear non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey...stuff.