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CBS Sports’ Ian Eagle: ‘Why Can’t Steelers Be A Factor In AFC North?’

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)- CBS Sports play-by-play broadcaster Ian Eagle joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday morning to recap the Steelers’ win over the Ravens this past Sunday.

Ian said he didn’t get the feeling that these were two bad teams. He got that when he called the Monday night game between the Giants and Vikings.

He said the difference of the game was that the Steelers were able to get Le’Veon Bell involved.

“He is a difference maker,” Eagle said. “You are starting to believe that this offense can be balanced.”

He thinks when you look at this division, you know that the Bengals will trip up a game or two and this is still in play.

“Why can’t the Pittsburgh Steelers be a factor in the AFC North?” Eagle said.

He admits that the west coast has not been kind to the Steelers. He called the Oakland/Pittsburgh game there last year and he said it was one the Steelers’ fans don’t want to remember. He said the Steelers had no reason to lose that day to a bad Raiders team, but they did.

Ian said maybe they should consider changing how they travel to these games because what they have been doing is clearly not working.

What is working for the Steelers is coach Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He said as long as they have these two guys, the Steelers have credibility.

At 0-4 this is not the way the Steelers are thought of.

Because of that Ian said you could get a sense of a tense feeling at the Steelers’ offices, but Tomlin never showed it.

He said he was they same as ever. He will look you in the eye and answer your questions, but he won’t go beyond unless you ask.

He is the same whether the Steelers are 9-0 or are three games under .500.

Listen to the full interview here:

Ian will be calling the Browns/Chiefs game this Sunday at 1p.m. on CBS.

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