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Opinion | Opponents’ view

Humiliated Steelers are all done now

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.

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