This is why it's so nice to host a show with Steven Cheah. Not only does he provide tremendous statistical and film study knowledge, but he's also as unbiased as they come.
His power rankings for the NFL came out today heading into Week 8, and he has the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-0) ranked number 2 juuuust ahead of his Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) at number 3.
What a guy. So kind.
But now it's my turn to be unbiased because I'm here to say that I definitely think the Bucs right now should be ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sure, the Steelers are the last unbeaten team, but the way Devin White and that defense for Tampa is playing with Tompa turning it on the last couple weeks makes me think at this point they're playing better than Pittsburgh.
Luckily, it's only Week 8 so we'll have plenty of time to tell. This weekend the Steelers face their biggest test in Baltimore against a rested Ravens team. Tampa gets to go to the new Meadowlands to beat up on the Giants like the Steelers already did this year.
Both teams are playing championship level football, and honestly at this point I would not at all be surprised to see the Steelers take on the Bucs in Tampa in hopefully February.
What a game that'd be.
Two young fast defenses. Two HOF quarterbacks. Would the Steelers be able to shake their Brady demons? Currently I'm just hoping Big Ben can stay healthy until then.
But for now, hats off to Steven Cheah for not throwing his Buccaneers at the top.
We'll discuss more on this week's Going Deep.