The NFL season is just 16 games long, which means teams need to make every one count. But the Pittsburgh Steelers play in one of the toughest divisions in football, the AFC North, where three teams went to the playoffs last season, making it even that much more necessary they snag as many wins as possible in order to earn yet another postseason appearance.
The Steelers don’t have the easiest schedule, opening against the Denver Broncos, taking on the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants, and of course, having to face division rivals the Baltimore Ravens twice.
But what games are the most important, must-win contests for the Steelers this year? Here are the five opponents the Steelers must defeat if they want a guaranteed playoff berth.
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