Kansas City Congratulations! But you are lucky you represented the AFC. Yeah, I know! Your probably thinking---Huh! What! WTF you been drinking/smoking ---Well--- When the Steelers played KC in pre-season. I was shocked at how well the D completely throttled Mahomes. That is no easy task. Reid also recognized this and kept Mahomes in for a bit longer than anyone would expect a starting QB to play in a "meaningless" 2nd preseason game. But clearly he wanted to see if Mahomes could solve whatever was being done to so totally confuse him. He did not! But then again he only played a couple series. Nonetheless, I took this as a huge positive for the new D. The FA acquisitions 22 26 both were outstanding and some high draft picks actually played like ones. Overall it was an impressive performance. [And this was pre Minkah to boot.] So for the 1st time in like 7/8 years I reassessed my usual[1 and done at best]season projection and believed they had a legit shot at being "relevant" in the PO's. But, well you saw what happened. It just was not to be. Even pre injury Ben was off to a very slow start and all the offensive defections proved to be more damaging than most fans expected. So like I said, KC was kind of lucky the Steelers just weren't there to derail their glory. KC is now the favorite to repeat next year at 6-1 odds. The Steelers are no where in sight on the list of possible contenders. Sure, there are a lot of Ifs but I really think they can bounce back and upset the so called applecart next season. Don't you? Edit: Not so sure I believe this now, since so many threads the past few weeks have pointed out the numerous problems the 2020 Steelers are facing, but I am still slightly optimistic. This by no means was intended to demean KC's accomplishment. I had been riding them for the past almost 3 months and believed they would dethrone NE. But I did expect the Steelers to be their chief obstacle and not Baltimore.