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What's with the low crowds at Heinz Field?

The national media has raved about the dedication of Steelers fans.

They're called Steelers Nation because of their following.

But what's going on with the crowds at Heinz Field?

On Sunday night, just 45,000 and some change showed up for a prime-time game against the Bengals.

This was after a less-than sellout crowd showed up for the Dolphins game.

Is it because the team is all but mathematically eliminated? Is it because of the weather?

I'm not casting blame, just looking for answers.

I know all the games have been sold out since 1972. The Steelers announce the attendance based on the bodies that show up.

But to see the yellow seats, it makes me scratch my head.

Can anyone shed some ideas?

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