Key Things That Need to Happen for the Pittsburgh Steelers to Make the Playoffs

August 3, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers missed the playoffs in 2012, but they have a good chance to return in 2013.
Last season was mediocre at best for the Black and Gold. The Steelers ended with a record of 8-8 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
As if the regular season wasn't hard enough for fans to stomach, the offseason saw the departure of Rashard Mendenhall, Mike Wallace and James Harrison.
The Steelers have a lot to prove in 2013.
If all goes well, they could win as many as 11 games, but if some of last year's issues arise, they could miss the playoffs again.
For the Steelers to make the playoffs this year, they need Big Ben to stay healthy, a balanced offense, Jarvis Jones to replace James Harrison and a strong finish.
Ben Roethlisberger's Health
Roethlisberger's health has been an issue the past few years.
After Big Ben's injury in Week 10 last season, the Steelers won only two more games. While that isn't entirely Roeth...

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