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2012 NFL Power Rankings: Steelers fall to No. 11 after loss to Raiders

Sunday's loss to the Raiders dropped the Steelers in the latest SB Nation Power Rankings, released Tuesday

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SB Nation's Week 4 NFL Power Rankings has been released, and the Pittsburgh Steelers fell from No. 8 to 11 after Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Oakland Raiders. Pittsburgh (1-2) blew a fourth-quarter advantage to Oakland (1-2), which won the game on a 43-yard field goal by kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

Here's what NFL Editor Joel Thorman had to say about the Steelers after Week 3:

11. Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 8, 1-2): I still say this is a playoff team, despite the loss to the Raiders. But for real: How do you blow that lead against the Raiders?!?

The Steelers are the second-highest ranked AFC North team, as the Baltimore Ravens are No. 4 overall while the Cincinnati Bengals are ranked 13th and Cleveland Browns are last at No. 32.

The complete NFL Power Rankings can be found here.

For more on the Steelers, visit the SB Nation blog Behind the Steele Curtain.

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