…can we talk Steelers’ football? Is that all right? It’s a known fact that Jets don’t like Ducks. Just ask Sully Sullenberger who ran into a flock of them over New York a few years back. But all the Jets had to deal with on Sunday was one duck and they plucked him dry, twice. That was enough for coach Tomlin to see a storm brewing and decided to see if Rudolph could run run, run his offense. The move turned out to be a good one because before you knew it the Steelers’ evened the score at 10 with just 4 seconds left in the half? But the turbulence from the Jets got to be too much for Rudolph who found himself grounded to the ranks of the injured, joining running back James Conner and center Maurkice Pouncey. So the Steelers offense got themselves a second heaping helping of duck unfortunately it went down as well as the first serving. So, despite a great defensive effort that included a strip sack by TJ Watt the Steelers now need to beat Baltimore which they could do since the Ravens have locked up home field advantage in the playoffs and will be resting players. But Pittsburgh also has to hope Tennessee loses to the Houston Texans which may not happen because Houston locked up their division and will probably be resting their players for the post season too. What makes this loss to the Jets so unfortunate is the fact that after a 1-4 start the Steelers put themselves in position to make the playoffs by beating the teams they were supposed to beat. It’s just that one of those teams they were supposed to beat they lost to 16-10. Of course there are other scenarios that could happen for Pittsburgh to make the playoffs but the chances of any of those happening are as likely as having a white Christmas this year. Unfortunately that’s not going to happen either.