It truly is a Christmas miracle that with only one week left in the NFL regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers remain in the hunt for a playoff spot. After starting the season at 0-4, the Steelers have played much better football to improve to 7-4 in their last 11 games.
The resilience of this team has never been in question. When the rest of the NFL had written them off, the Steelers just keep pushing forward. There have been veterans and young players alike who have stepped up and been significant factors in the team's surge.
Who are the most indispensable players on this team going forward? Let's take a look at the five players who are most vital to the Steelers' playoff push.
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