Word around the league is that both the Patriots and Bengals would prefer to finish as the No. 4 seed in the playoffs.
Both teams would rather put off a trip to San Diego until they absolutely have to go there.
The view around the league is that San Diego is the hottest team in the league at this point and teams would rather face Peyton Manning - coming off three weeks off - rather than San Diego.
© Steelers punter Daniel Sepulveda was very much under the weather Saturday but looked much better today.
© Brett Keisel is inactive today for the Steelers, as is Troy Polamalu.
Nick Eason will start in place of Keisel at DE.
Interestingly, despite being down another defensive end, Sunny Harris is still down as well.
That could mean some time at DE for Chris Hoke.