NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Pittsburgh Steelers by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (15)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 13) - Should we start to wonder?
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 14) - Still in control of destiny, but don't look Super Bowl worthy.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 14)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 13) - Had plenty of chances to win that game in Dallas, but couldn't get it done and that's saying something.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 16) - Ben Roethlisberger with the costly interception in overtime, and more questions about Todd Haley's play-calling. Playoffs now in peril.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 16) - The Steelers became the first team in 176 NFL games this season to play penalty-free. But the Steelers still lost last Sunday to the Cowboys.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 15) - See above.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 16) - The bumbling Steelers would be eliminated with a loss against Cincinnati.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 13) - The defense doesn't dominate when it needs to and the offense needs to hold on to the ball. They can still make the post season and it starts next week when Cincinnati comes to town.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 16) - The Steelers don't seem right. They have two weeks to get back their mojo. It starts Sunday with the visiting Bengals.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 16) - Injuries on defense and an inconsistent running game threaten to keep Pittsburgh out of the playoffs for only the fourth time in 12 seasons.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 16) - They might have to bring in an interpreter to be a go between for Todd Haley and Ben Roethlisberger, because they are not speaking the same language.