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Steelers' fall in the division didn't last very long

The Pittsburgh Steelers' fall from the top of the AFC North didn't last very long. Sunday's win over the Seattle Seahawks proved just how fickle life in the NFL can be.

A week after the Steelers were left for dead after getting beat up by the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh has new life.

The Steelers took out their frustrations on the Seahawks, shutting them out 24-0.

The Ravens, on the other hand, the new favorite in the division, lost to the Tennessee Titans 26-13.

That's quite a turnaround in seven short days.

But that's how things work in the NFL these days.

One day, you can be the best player or team ever. The next, you're washed up.

I thought after the Week 1 loss to the Ravens that the Steelers weren't that bad and Baltimore wasn't as good as one might think.

The Steelers simply caught the wrong team at the wrong time.

The Seahawks, however, aren't a very good team, so it was good to see the defense have its way.

As we enter Week 3, all the teams in the division are 1-1.

I guess it's just a little too early for doom and gloom in Pittsburgh.

At least until the Steelers' next loss.


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