Following their loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers have dropped in ESPN’s Football Power Index Rankings for the third-straight week.
Pittsburgh now sits as the No. 21 team in the rankings, down two spots from a week ago.
ESPN's Football Power Index, updated through last night's game.— Seth Walder (@SethWalder) October 4, 2021
This is how good the model believes each team is *going forward*.
The Cardinals have jumped up to No. 4, and the Texans have reclaimed their title as worst team in the NFL! pic.twitter.com/Aovt5NA2yi
Surprisingly, the Steelers are positioned one spot ahead of the Cincinnati Bengals, who defeated them in Week 3. The AFC North rivals own a 3-1 record, and are tied for the division lead.
The Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh’s only win of the season, have been on a tear since falling to the Steelers in their season opener, and remain atop the rankings.
The Houston Texans are last following another defeat Sunday.