Fact or Fiction: Week 14

Will the Texans land the No. 1 pick? Our experts debate that topic and more in Fact or Fiction.

Updated: December 9, 2005, 8:52 PM ET

Everyone has an opinion about what will happen during the NFL season. And the predictions will prove to be either true or false.

So we've made four bold statements and asked our ESPN experts -- former NFL players Sean Salisbury and Joe Theismann -- whether they believe the statements eventually will become fact or fiction.

On which side of the fence do they sit? Click on the links below for their answers.


Sean Salisbury
Fact: I look around the AFC and I don't think the Steelers will be able to make the playoffs and it's a shame because they are in a hole that they dug for themselves. They are a much better team than their last three performances, but they still lost those games. I'm a believer in Bill Cowher, but this team created too much of an opportunity for the other teams to get past them into the playoffs.
Joe Theismann
Fact: This week's game against the Chicago Bears is going to be the tell-tale sign for the Steelers' run for the playoffs. If they are able to defeat the Bears they still have a chance, but if not they will probably be watching the playoffs from the road. It's a shame because this is a wildly talented team that could go 11-5 and miss the playoffs because of the toughness of the AFC.