Steelers players issue a plea to fans for Sunday’s game
If the Steelers beat the Chiefs Sunday at Heinz Field, they will be guaranteed at least a wild-card spot in the 2014 NFL playoffs. It’s that simple. They need no outside help. Win and in.
Considering Pittsburgh went 8-8 the last two seasons and failed to make the post-season each time, Sunday’s game is arguably the most important for Pittsburgh in two years. They have a chance to punch their playoff ticket at home, and Steelers players are pleading with fans to be as loud as they possibly can.
“We just need the Terrible Towels going crazy,” cornerback William Gay said. “Hopefully we make them wave their arms all game. I need it to be rocking. Sometimes you see Heinz Field kind of shaking and that’s what we need this week.”
“The stadium is going to be rocking this week. We are excited to play in front of the great fans we have. The teams we are playing are in the hunt along with us. It’s going to be a playoff atmosphere. It’s going to be alive. I expect to see the stadium rocking on Sunday” said tackle Marcus Gilbert.
Pittsburgh closes out the season at home also when the Bengals come to town next weekend. If the Steelers beat the Chiefs and Bengals, they win the AFC North. The fans will be going crazy for both games, but it needs to start Sunday.