SB Nation's power poll curated by editor Joel Thorman has the team ranked at No. 8 overall which is an increase of five positions from last week. However, Thorman questions whether the jump is too high, as the team was a field goal away from starting the season at 1-3.
NFL.com ranked the Steelers at No. 9, which was six spots up from last week. The jump was explained due to several teams ahead of the Steelers losing in Week 5. However, editor Elliot Harrison made sure to note how impressive it was that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was able to convert third downs on the final drive (most notably, third-and-12 from the Steelers' 18-yard-line).