Fan Rooting Guide: Who Can Steelers Fans Cheer For In Week 4 Games
Every game the Steelers are on the pitch for is about winning, not losing. It doesn’t always happen, but the goal is always the playoffs… other games are all about ranking and matchups. Even though it’s not the Black-and-Gold game and the playoffs seem like a pipe dream, other contests still count towards Steelers Nation and we assume the Steelers will start winning for the sake of this drill. Here is a guide to the other important clashes, and the losses of which would benefit the Steelers more.
Here are the current AFC Power (ESPN) rankings
- Bison Tickets 2-1 (Last week: 2 – 1 place)
- Las Vegas Adventurers 3-0 (Last week: 5 – Up to 3 places)
- Cleveland browns 2-1 (Last week: 4 – 1 place)
- Baltimore Ravens 2-1 (Last week: 3 – Down 1 place)
- Los Angeles Chargers 2-1 (Last week: 9 – Up to 4 places)
- Kansas City Chiefs 1-2 (Last week: 1 – 5 places less)
- Denver Broncos 3-0 (Last week: 7 – No change)
- Titans of Tennessee 2-1 (Last week: 8 – No change)
- Cincinnati Bengals 2-1 (Last week: 13 – Up to 4 places)
- New England Patriots 1-2 (Last week: 10 – No change)
- Pittsburgh Steelers 1-2 (Last week: 6 – Down 5 places)
- Miami dolphins 1-2 (Last week: 11 – 1 place less)
- Indianapolis Colts 0-3 (last week: 12 – -1 place)
- Houston Texans 1-2 (Last week: 14 – No change)
- Jacksonville Jaguars 0-3 (last week: 15 – no change)
- New York Jets: 0-3 (Last week: 16 – No change)
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (2-1) – Thursday 8:20 p.m. (NFLN)
Of course, this match was already played Thursday night. Due to the fact that Cincy is in the AFC’s north with the Steelers and being the Bengals, fans of black and gold will go up against their silly tiger striped foes. But the RG was not respected as Joe Burrow led his team to the winning score in Thursday Night Football final training.
For whom to root: Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans (1-2) vs. Buffalo Bills (2-1) – Sunday 1 p.m. (CBS)
Despite the blunder against the Steelers on the first Sunday of the season, Josh Allen and the Bills have pulled it off and are starting to look like a super bowl competitor. We can’t have that. The Steelers are only one game behind, but they have the tiebreaker. If the Men of Steel start winning, they’ll need some sad faces from the Bills Mafia.
For whom to root: Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts (0-3) vs. Miami Dolphins (1-2) – Sunday 1 p.m. (CBS)
These are two teams that, like the Steelers, shouldn’t have such a poor record early on. It’s kind of a draw, so it’s probably best to support the team that hasn’t won yet. Also, I’m a little angry with the Dolphins for missing out on last week’s comeback against the Raiders.
For whom to root: Indianapolis Colts
Cleveland Browns (2-1) at Minnesota Vikings (1-2) – Sunday 1 p.m. (CBS)
You all know the rules, when it’s brown, rinse it off. I can’t hear the water in the toilet. The Browns appear to be the team the rest of the NFL didn’t believe they could be. The hype machine is going full blast for lakefront mistakes. Minnesota is inconsistent and mind-boggling. But if they can put together four full quarterbacks at home, they could take advantage of the home pitch and win.
For whom to root: Minnesota Vikings
Tennessee Titans (2-1) vs. New York Jets (0-3) – Sunday 1 p.m. (CBS)
If the Steelers are ever to question themselves, they have to remember the Titans. Maybe the old Titans can help defeat the current version. Yes, the New York Jets were known as the New York Titans from 1960 to 1963. The only titanic thing about this team right now is that they keep getting deeper and deeper. deep in an abyss of nothingness. Will they help the Steelers cause by beating Tennessee? Probably not. But the routing guide encourages us all to keep the faith.
For whom to root: New York Jets
Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) – Sunday 1 p.m. (CBS)
Once again, the chefs keep tickling me. They always go against the principles and statutes of the Rooting Guide and win when the Steelers need them to lose and blow it up when Black and Gold Nation need them to triumph. At 1-2, it would be nice to see Kansas City go even further into the hole.
For whom to root: Philadelphia Eagles
Baltimore Ravens (2-1) to Denver Broncos (3-0) – Sunday 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
The Broncos are 3-0, but their opponents are 0-9 combined. The Ravens have won the past two weeks in a dramatic and epic way reminiscent of the end of a Hollywood movie. Steeler Nation can’t have that. Hopefully this week Denver continues the possible charade and beats Baltimore at home.
For whom to root: Denver Broncos
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) at the New England Patriots (1-2) – Sunday 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
It’s a puzzle for the Rooting Guide and Steeler Nation. When the Patriots play, it’s second nature to boo loudly and cheer them on. But the same could be said of Tom Brady. What to do? It’s simple. I would rather see the Belichickeans falter in as many games as possible.
For whom to root: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Las Vegas Raiders (3-0) at Los Angeles Chargers (2-1) – Monday 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Personally, I really like the AFC representative in Los Angeles. Plus, I find myself hating Jon Gruden’s Tomato Head and his Las Vegas Raiders. Could someone vehemently hit Derek Carr and beat that sorry excuse for a 3-0 team.
For whom to root: Los Angeles Chargers
Who do you love in these games for yinzer sake? Let us know in the comments section of this article or on BTSC social media. If you want more of an explanation of these choices, check out the new Rooting Guide podcast below: