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 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.