2018 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles no longer on top after Week 2 of preseason

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7. Pittsburgh Steelers

Let last January be a lesson to the Pittsburgh Steelers when it comes to making sure a team focuses on one game at a time instead of jumping too far ahead down the road like they did in the Divisional Round against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Instead of focusing on taking down the Jaguars, the Steelers were already looking forward to a potential AFC Championship battle with the New England Patriots.

As a result, Pittsburgh would go on to lose to Jacksonville, and watch their dreams of reaching the Super Bowl end up being shattered, with the hope of using this as a learning experience for 2018. While most of the offseason has been focused on the drama surrounding Le’Veon Bell wanting a new contract, the good news for the Steelers is even without their star running back, this offense is loaded with enough talent to be one of the top units in the league.

Watching the defense allow the Green Bay Packers to put up 51 points may sound alarming, but cards on the table, there was barely any defense at all between both parties. Also, Pittsburgh must have been thrilled to see James Washington (five catches for 114 yards with two touchdowns) find a way to top his performance from the previous week, as the rookie looks like he was well worth the second-round pick.