Listen, I don't try to live my life as a contrarian. That's not true -- I kind of do. I've spent a lot of time in public houses and taverns, and I've heard a lot of the sports world's most popular opinions. Sometimes, I think it's best to take a look at the other side. In this space, I articulate positions that are the opposite of what most people think -- unpopular opinions, if you will -- and explain why, well, my unpopular opinions are right and everyone else is wrong. Below, I explain why one division is must-see TV, from top to bottom. I mean, look at what happened last week.
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Following Sunday's devastating playoff defeat, Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey sat forlornly on the bench, trying to digest how the Pittsburgh Steelers' season ended so abruptly with a loss to the Cleveland Browns. After starting the year , they lost five of their last six games, and now the Steelers have plenty of offseason questions to address in the aftermath. Here are some of the bigger ones:. Roethlisberger is under contract for next season, but said he would have to think about his future. So if the Steelers decide they want Roethlisberger to return, they may also need to reach an agreement on an extension that reduces the cap number. Pittsburgh had a chance to be the No. Instead, the Steelers faded badly down the stretch, losing four of their last five regular-season games, followed by Sunday's defeat. Every team wants to peak late in the season. The Steelers went in the opposite direction and need to figure out why. The Steelers finished the regular season ranked third overall defensively, and outside linebacker T.