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Week 13 NFL Power Rankings: Pittsburgh Steelers Drop To No. 5 In FOX Sports List

The Pittsburgh Steelers ran their record to 8-3 with their win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football, helping them keep pace with the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North. However, their win in KC didn't do enough to convince former Ravens coach and current FOX Sports analyst Brian Billick to move them up in his NFL Power Rankings. Indeed, the Steelers dip to No. 5 this week, a two-spot drop from a week ago. Coincidentally, that means Pittsburgh and Baltimore swapped places in Billick's ranking.

Though Billick believes in the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger--whom he calls "a truly unique, elite [quarterback]"--their win against the Chiefs didn't impress him. "They should have handled the Chiefs much more easily," he writes.

The Steelers topped the Chiefs, 13-9, but the game went down to the wire; only Ryan Mundy's late interception of a Tyler Palko pass sealed the victory for the visitors, who had allowed Palko to march his team to the Pittsburgh 37 yard line prior to the interception.

For more on the Steelers, please visit Behind the Steel Curtain.

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