The Pittsburgh Steelers came into the season looking like contenders within the AFC North. After five games the Steelers have struggled mightily and are looking more like pretenders than contenders.
Injuries have plagued the Steelers defense so far this season causing it to be a weakness. Opponents are averaging 295.8 yards per game against the Steelers so far this season. The run defense had been a small positive until Chris Johnson had his way with the Steelers during Week 6.
The Steelers offense has struggled to keep up with opponents, which should not be a problem when you are averaging 23.2 points a game. Ben Roethlisberger has tried to rally the Steelers several times this season but, the fire is not there.
Even with injuries hitting the division leading Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers are done for the season. The Steelers have already packed it in and will not be making a run at the Super Bowl as some predicted.
Here is why the Steelers are not going to be making any noise once January rolls around.