Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers. (Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
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Diontae Johnson has a message for those who doubt the Pittsburgh Steelers this postseason.
Ahead of the much-anticipated TikTok Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver Diontae Johnson tells all the Pittsburgh doubters that the bandwagon is about to be full.
With Wild Card Weekend rapidly approaching in the NFL, there is not a bigger underdog than the No. 7-seeded Steelers. They only got into the playoffs by the skin of their teeth. The Steelers had to sink the arch rival Baltimore Ravens in overtime and then wait for Sunday Night Football between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Las Vegas Raiders to not end in a super awkward tie.
Johnson said the time to get on the Steelers’ bandwagon is now because there is no room after Wild Card Weekend in this postseason.
Diontae Johnson “once we win don’t be hopping back on that bandwagon.”
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) January 13, 2022
Diontae Johnson embraces the underdog mentality heading into playoffs
With this being almost certainly Ben Roethlisberger’s final game of his illustrious career, the Steelers have nothing to lose. This is not a great team by any stretch of the imagination, yet here they are with a chance to hand the two-time AFC defending champions a most brutal home loss in the postseason. Losing to the Steelers will bring back the worst of memories for Chiefs Kingdom.
So do the Steelers have a shot in this game? About as much as the utterly toothless Jacksonville Jaguars had heading into their Week 18 clown show vs. the almost certainly playoff-bound Indianapolis Colts. Fate would have it that Jacksonville handed Indianapolis yet another defeat down in Duval. In the spirt of Lloyd Christmas, I am telling you there is a chance, one in a million.
If the Steelers somehow beat Kansas City, they will travel to Nashville to take on the top-seeded Tennessee Titans in the AFC Divisional Round next weekend.