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Daily Links: Cowher on Canada, Steelers Playoff Shoo-Ins?



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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada makes a play call against the Tenessee Titans on Nov. 3, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Adam Schein of CBS Sports thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers are a shoo-in to make the playoffs based on their remaining nine regular-season games.

“When you look at the remaining schedule for the Pittsburgh Steelers … they are making the playoffs,” Schein said.

🏈 Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason thinks the Baltimore Ravens are the best team in the NFL right now.

“In my eyes, (the Ravens) are the best team in the NFL right now. They’re the most balanced. Best defense, most difficult offense to defend. They had 515 total yards (against the Seahawks) today. And they come at you. They come at you in ways.” Esiason said. 

The Ravens are tied with Kansas City Chiefs for the top record in the conference at 7-2, and currently hold the No. 2 seed based on the tiebreaker.

After that, the three other AFC North teams are claiming the three wild cards. The Steelers, Bengals and Cleveland Browns are all tied at 5-3. The Steelers hold the tiebreaker between those teams thanks to their head-to-head win over the Browns, and thus hold the No. 5 seed. The Browns have the No. 6 seed the Bengals the No. 7 seed. If the season ended today, the Steelers would face the No. 4 seed Miami Dolphins in the wild card round.

🏈 Former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher thinks the change of having Matt Canada on the sideline instead of the coaches booth made a significant difference in Thursday night’s win over the Tennessee Titans.

“I like the fact that Matt Canada was on the sideline. It seemed like he was more in tune and in touch with his team,” Cowher said on the CBS pregame show.

🏈 The Steelers, Penguins and Pirates are all teaming up with Giant Eagle and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The teams will help distribute meals to provide up to 300 families with a turkey, produce, apple pie, a $15 Giant Eagle gift card, as well as a special gift from the teams. It’s happening on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Mazeroski Way cul-de-sac.

🏈 According to ESPN Stats & Info, Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J Stroud is the sixth player in NFL history to record 450 passing yards, 5 passing touchdowns and 0 interceptions in a game, joining Jared Goff (2018), Ben Roethlisberger (2014), Peyton Manning (2013), Donovan McNabb (2004) and Y.A. Tittle (1962). In 2014, Roethlisberger threw for a team-record 522 yards and six touchdowns in a Steelers’ 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field.

In 13 fewer career games, Stroud has already thrown more touchdown passes (14) than Kenny Pickett’s 13. He has a 14-1 touchdown-interception ratio this season. It certainly looks like the Texans have their franchise quarterback in Stroud.

🏈 The Ravens are allowing an NFL-best 13.8 points per game. The only season the Ravens have allowed fewer points through nine games is the 2000 Super Bowl-winning team (10.8 points PPG).

🎂 Happy Birthday to former Steelers inside linebacker Joe Schobert, born on November 6, 1993 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

🎥 Steel City Star took a look back at former Steelers quarterback Joe Gilliam’s first career touchdown pass on Monday Night Football 50 years ago. The Steelers defeated Washington, 21-16, at Three Rivers Stadium thanks to Gilliam’s 46-yard touchdown pass to Barry Pearson.



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