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Insider Only A day of missed opportunities for the Steelers, Bengals in week 11

Bengals, Steelers lose
The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a shocking loss to the previously 2-7 Kansas City Chiefs Sunday afternoon, as the Chiefs upended the Super Bowl champs 27-24 in overtime.
The loss put a serious dent in the Steelers chances of winning the AFC North and their chances of repeating as the Steelers have little chance to earn a first round bye.
Sitting at 6-4, Pittsburgh’s focus now turns to just clinching a wildcard berth as 6 games remain on the Steelers schedule, including a trip to Baltimore in week 12. Or does it?

As of 4:15 p.m., the loss put the Steelers two games behind the Cincinnati Bengals who were in prime position to take full control of the AFC North with the Ravens and Steelers losing. A win puts the Bengals three games up (2 games in win column) due to the Bengals owning the tie breaker with the Steelers.
But, Cincinnati took a step back as Oakland Raiders knocked off the Bengals 20-17 on a late field goal.
Pittsburgh and Cincinnati are in the same position that they were as of yesterday afternoon; the Bengals are one game up on the Steelers in the win column. The only difference is that 6 games remain on the schedule instead of 7.
For both teams, it was a day of missed opportunities.

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