When the Pittsburgh Steelers play their divisional-round game against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 16, they will face off against a team that is just two-thirds of the way through its 2015 season.
The 49ers won the NFC West in 2015, and while the Steelers have yet to play their first game in the division, they are well-positioned to do just that.
The Steelers are playing with two young players at quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Vick.
Both quarterbacks have played well, with the rookie Roethlisberger finishing third in the NFL in passing yards and touchdowns last season.
But Vick has struggled, and his career passer rating of 83.9 is the lowest of any quarterback in the league.
Pittsburgh is currently 10-3 and tied for third in its division with two games left to play.
But while the team has shown flashes of being a serious contender, they haven’t been able to put it all together in a convincing way, and they are still only a game out of a playoff spot.
While the Steelers are now tied for second in the AFC, they have been playing at a far higher level.
They have been to two Super Bowls, won four division titles and have a two-game lead over the New England Patriots for the AFC North title.
They’ve been able, in some ways, to take advantage of the AFC West and put together some great performances.
The Patriots are playing at home, and the Steelers will be playing in New England, too.
The Panthers are one of the most entertaining teams in the NFC.
Carolina is 8-0 and the Panthers have been one of those teams that have been able make a run at the playoffs while also having the talent to go far in the postseason.
However, they don’t have a quarterback in Cam Newton, who missed most of last season with a broken collarbone.
Newton has been one the most valuable players on the team, and if he is able to get back to his pre-season form, the Panthers could be in the playoffs.