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Despite injuries, the Steelers are still fighting for a playoff spot. Week 15.

The Steelers are still fighting for the playoffs and must win all their remaining games.
With only three weeks left in the season it's time to teams to step-up and secure a playoff spot or start looking forward to next season. 
After a rough couple weeks I'm sitting at 132-76, I need to step it up.
Here's a quick look at this weeks games.

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Can the Steelers Claim a Playoff Spot?

By Lucas McMillan The Pittsburgh Steelers are in the thick of the playoff race in the AFC despite losing Big Ben to a sprained shoulder and injured ribs for several weeks. Charlie Batch has gone 1-1 filling in for the injured starter, doing just enough to win against the Ravens on Sunday. The team sits [...]...

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Kelvin Beachum Helping Steelers Resurrect Their Playoff Hopes

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 04: Seventh round draft pick Kelvin Beachum #68 of the Pittsburgh Steelers works out during their rookie minicamp at the Pittsburgh Steelers South Side training facility ...</p>
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Thursday Night Football Open Thread: Colts at Jaguars in a game with AFC Playoff implications


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Can the Steelers make the playoffs? AFC updated playoff predictions.

The Steelers are quietly one of the biggest disappointments this season.  I know they've had some injuries but I think their defense is just not playing well.  Big Ben is still in place and so are their WR's. I don't understand how teams with one huge weakness continue to ignore it every year.  With the Bears it was QB and WR, for the Steelers i...

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Can the Steelers make the playoffs? I do no think so. AFC updated playoff predictions.

The Steelers are quietly one of the biggest disappointments this season.  I know they've had some injuries but I think their defense is just not playing well.  Big Ben is still in place and so are their WR's. I don't understand how teams with one huge weakness continue to ignore it every year.  With the Bears it was QB and WR, for the Steelers i...

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Steelers’ Road Woes and Injuries Will Make Playoff Hopes Slim

steelers.jpgPittsburgh got back a lot of key players from injury, but the Steelers suffered more against the Titans and they are very concerning. The road woes for the Stee...

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Playoff turnover trend may not hold this year

In recent years, playoff teams have been bounced from the next year’s postseason field at a rate of 50 percent.  Last year, precisely six of the 12 playoff teams from 2010 (three per conference) didn’t make it back in 2011. This year could be the year in which the trend doesn’t hold. MDS joined PFT…

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Steelers Out of the Mix as a Playoff Team in 2012?

Greg A. Bedard over at the Boston Globe has in his Sunday football notes five teams that he thinks will be in the postseason that did not make it in 2012, and and five that won’t that were in last season.

Out of the five that were in, he says the Steelers are out of the mix.

3. Steelers (12-4): Chances are, either Pittsburgh or Baltimore is not going to make the playoffs, considering how the AFC has more teams on the rise. It’s really a tossup. Both teams are rebuilding their offensive lines and parts of the defense. The Steelers seem further away on defense, and they are going with a change at offensive coordinator to the combustible Todd Haley.

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Breaking Down the AFC Playoff Contenders: Houston Texans Remain Favorites in AFC South

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The Houston Texans had the NFL's best coached defense in 2011.

An arbitrary statement that will likely be argued - and can be. But there wasn't a challenge they didn't rise to accept, especially when they went through a period of time in which they couldn't get a quarterback to don a Texans helmet and step on the field without maiming himself in some way.

The fact they made it as far as they did was impressive.

It was also a let-down.

Houston had the best all-around team in the AFC in 2011, if you take out the quarterback. Unfortunately for them, that position is pretty much required to play well to achieve post-season success. Rookie T.J. Yates in Baltimore was about as overmatched as any player has been in the NFL, but Houston's defense held them in it, losing by a touchdown.

They improved in many ways, too.

After losing DE Mario Williams in October, their defense rallied around a nearly unbreakable scheme, and only surrendering 30 total points in two playoff games. After letting Williams walk in free agency - a smart financial move, considering the success they had without him - they return a young nucleus of budding stars, like DE J.J. Watt, ILB Brian Cushing and CB Brice McCain.

Their offense will see another strong output, with the return of veteran QB Matt Schaub, the signing of RB Arian Foster and a healthy WR Andre Johnson. While the release of RT Eric Winston was troubling, their decision to keep C Chris Meyers around speaks to their desire to continue with a dominant zone-blocking scheme that's propelled Foster to the top of his position.

They'll likely be challenged by an up-and-coming Tennessee Titans team in the AFC South, but with Indianapolis and Jacksonville mired in rebuilding projects, taking the division again seems likely for the franchise that qualified for its first post-season berth in 2011.



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