After Matt Canada's long-overdue firing, Steelers fans celebrate

when Ben Roethlisberger and Canada came to a chilly détente

just before barely making it into the playoffs.

Kenny Pickett and Mitchell Trubisky carrying a game plan that was solely focused on reducing risk.

the weeks went by and the development Tomlin had been hoping to witness

 Tomlin had been hoping to witness never happened in the midst of a barrage of field goals

narrow escapes that were mostly the product of the defense.

When Tuesday morning arrived

The Steelers' (6-4) ranking left Tomlin feeling like he was out of options.