According to ESPN

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/story...-half-schedule

2. Pittsburgh Steelers
2012 playoff odds: 86.0 percent
Random schedule odds: 77.1 percent
Difference: +8.9 percent
Like the Cowboys, the Steelers also benefit from a division rival's tough schedule and have five home games the rest of the way. Outside of two against Baltimore and one against Dallas, the Steelers face a cakewalk schedule: Kansas City, Cleveland (twice), San Diego and Cincinnati. While they have a good shot to make the playoffs, their defense will need to revert to its former glory; the Steelers rank No. 23 in terms of opponent-adjusted defensive efficiency.
Defense will have to do better with sacks and turnovers