FOXBOROUGH — It’s official. It’s hockey season in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are no longer relevant, at least not as a playoff contender or even a potentially decent team. The good news is the Penguins are off to an 11-4 start and are running away with the NHL’s Metropolitan Division. The postseason is in their future.
Even Steelers All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu seemed to realize as much Sunday night after the New England Patriots put a 55-31 licking on him and his humiliated team.