Super Bowl 2011: 10 Biggest Obstacles The Pittsburgh Steelers Overcame

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Super Bowl 2011: 10 Biggest Obstacles The Pittsburgh Steelers Overcame
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Before the season began, many pundits picked the Pittsburgh Steelers to make it to the Super Bowl this year. By about Week 9, most of them had changed their minds to the New England Patriots.

Part of that was because of the 39-26 pounding the Patriots had just given the Steelers. New England put up 17 points more than any other opponent did in a single game against the Steelers this year.

Another part of it was because of Tom Brady's dominance in a near certain MVP-winning season.

But, the Patriots choked against the Jets, and didn't even become an obstacle the Steelers had to overcome to make it to the Super Bowl.

Here are the 10 biggest obstacles the Pittsburgh Steelers overcame to get here.

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