Nine is fine, but 10 would be perfect.

Well, not quite. But a 10th consecutive win would provide Pittsburgh's Steelers a shot at No. 7 — as in a NFL record-extending seventh Super Bowl championship. They'll have to get past longtime pest Tom Brady at New England next Sunday.

A look at how the Steelers reached their AFC-best 16th championship game...

Game 1: Steelers 38, Redskins 16

Game 2: Steelers 24, Bengals 16

Game 3: Eagles 34, Steelers 3

Game 4: Steelers 43, Chiefs 14

Game 5: Steelers 31, Jets 13

Game 6: Dolphins 30, Steelers 15

Game 7: Patriots 27, Steelers 16

Game 8: Ravens 21, Steelers 14

Game 9: Cowboys 34, Steelers 30

Game 10: Steelers 24, Browns 9

Game 11: Steelers 28, Colts 7

Game 12: Steelers 24, Giants 14

Game 13: Steelers 27, Bills 20

Game 14: Steelers 24, Bengals 20

Game 15: Steelers 31, Ravens 27

Game 16: Steelers 27, Browns 24 (OT)

AFC playoffs (wild-card round): Steelers 30, Dolphins 12

AFC playoffs (divisonal round): Steelers 18, Chiefs 16