The Pittsburgh Steelers were one of the favorites to reach the Super Bowl this year, but it seems that injuries have dramatically decreased their chances.
Their latest big loss was starting running back Rashard Mendenhall.
The Steelers have placed Mendenhall on the injured reserved list with a torn ACL. The injury took place in Pittsburgh's last game of the year against the Cleveland Browns. Mendenhall only had eight carries before he was knocked out of the game.
No matter how good your team may be, injuries to your starters can end anyone's run at a championship. The Pittsburgh Steelers are no different.
Here are five reasons why Mendenhall's injury will end the Steelers' run at a Super Bowl.