Pittsburgh Steelers: 6 Things They Must Do to Get Back to the Playoffs

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 6 Things They Must Do to Get Back to the Playoffs
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Injuries to Ben Roethlisberger and others were a major downfall for the 2012 Steelers.

A few breaks here and there, and the Pittsburgh Steelers would have been playing on Wild Card Weekend rather than sitting at home.

But that was not the case, as the Steelers missed the playoffs following their 8-8 finish to the regular season. As a result, Pittsburgh’s front office and coaching staff need to look forward to make the necessary adjustments so that they don’t miss the playoffs for two consecutive years.

Despite all of their problems, the Steelers really aren’t that far away from a return to the postseason.

The Steelers had a number of injuries and lost five of eight games decided by three points or less. Let’s just say there was a fine line between winning and losing this season.

Pittsburgh still has a talented team and will have the opportunity to not only return to the playoffs in 2013, but be true contenders for a title.

Here are six things that the Steelers must do to get back to the playoffs.

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