Polamalu unlikely to play; other notes

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is not expected to play Sunday against the New York Jets after aggravating a lower leg injury, last week in the Steelers 23-7 win over Cincinnati while running an interception back for a touchdown.

The five-time Pro Bowler played through the injury in the second half, even intercepting a second pass late in the fourth quarter.

The 29-year-old Polamalu has four interceptions in the last four games — all Pittsburgh victories — and a team-high six this season.
It goes without saying but this is a huge break for Jets who, even if you think they will lose the game, may be spared injury mpw
from Polamalu’s hits.
In other news:
  • The Jets are 0-7 in Pittsburgh, counting a playoff loss, since first playing there in 1970, the year of the NFL merger, and did not beat Steelers at home until 1988.

 

  • With a 8-6 record, the San Diego Chargers have now won 2 in a row and visit the Cincinnati Bengals before finishing the season against the Denver Broncos.  That could mean a 10-6 record.   The division leader, the Kansas City Chiefs, at 8-5, visit the St. Louis Rams today before facing the Tennessee Titans next week and then ending the season against the Oakland Raiders.   That could mean a 10 or possible 11 win season. 

 

  • What does that mean for the Jets?  It means a logjam for the Wild Card spot with 3 potential teams at 10-6 if the Jets go 1-2 in the final 3 games.

Topics: Kansas, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Char, Troy Polamalu

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