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Not many outside of Pittsburgh want to see this, but out of all four Wild Card teams, the Steelers seem to be the most dangerous.
Nobody in Steel City seems too concerned about whether Big Ben will be hobbled or not. It's not so much him or the offense that really puts the Steelers at No. 1 on this list. The Steelers' defense, regardless of age, is still one of the best and best coached.
Plus, it's hard to bet against them when it comes to the playoffs. Last season (much like this year), many considered the Ravens the better team in the AFC North.
The only difference this year? If the Ravens and Steelers see each other, it's the Ravens who have home-field advantage.
Whether you agree or not, the Steelers are a team that nobody really wants to face in the playoffs. That's where they seem to perform better, whether they thrive on the pressure or whatever it is.
They start off with a game in Mile High Stadium against a Broncos team that backed their way into the No. 4 seed with help from the Oakland Raiders losing to the Chargers.
The Tebow-mania has hit a wall. Now that teams have the blueprint on how to stifle his abilities, he will probably go the way of the Wildcat, a bit part in a larger offensive game plan.
Although the Steelers are battling injuries, Troy Polamalu is healthy and the rest of his defensive teammates are ready to prove they aren't down and out.
They've beaten the Patriots once. Although they were swept, they are ready to play the Ravens again, regardless of the field they step onto.
Prediction: AFC Championship Loss