The Steelers still have some degree of a chance, and there’s a chance they’re getting well enough to make it a better one.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that three starters who missed Sunday’s win over the Lions could return this week, and another who was injured could be back against the Browns Sunday as well.
According to By Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tomlin said that defensive end Brett Keisel (foot), outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) and guard Ramon Foster (ankle) “have a legitimate opportunity to play” in Sunday’s loser-leaves-town match against the Browns.
Tomlin was also encouraged that wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders could be back as well for the Browns game, after injuring his right foot and not returning.
“We’ll see how his body responds,” Tomlin said. “He’s feeling much better than he did on Sunday.”
The two teams are tied for second in the division, two games back of the Bengals. And while neither have great chances, it is still the AFC so it’s hard to be out at the moment.