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The Steeler's problem in December

CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 10:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on as time runs down on the clock late in the fourth quarter while playing the Cleveland Browns on December 10, 2009 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 13-6.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Jacob ThraenContributor IDecember 14, 2009

  The Steelers need to win out. It won't be easy. They got a schedule of the Packers next week. Then the Ravens and Dolphins in back to back weeks. They have loss their last 5, and 3 of them to the Browns, Raiders and chiefs.

 They need the Jaguars to lose 1 of 3, the Ravens can win all their games, besides the one against Pittsburgh. It doesn't make a difference if the Dolphins win all their games besides the one against Pittsburgh too, unless Pittsburgh loses one of their games. They also need the Jets to lose 1 of their games.

 The sad part of this is until last Thursday, during this lose streak they didn't lose by more than 5. They only loss by 7 to the Browns too. They have also ranked in the top 10 in offense and defense. Their only problem is they are not closing games. Another bad part is Troy Polamalu, may be gone for the year. When Troy has been in the lineup this defense has been dynomate. Hines Ward on the other hand has decided to play through his injury.

 I hope Mike Tomlin is right and Pittsburgh does''unleash hell in december'' and makes the playoffs. Mike Tomlin said ''They will not go gently''. If he is right there is a chance to see the Steelers in January.

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