Pittsburgh came close to winning Super Bowl XLV. That makes them at least worth of mention when it comes time to talk about candidates to play in and claim victory in Super Bowl XLVI. There are certainly several teams to be considered and so many things must play out before that contest occurs.
Nevertheless, it's never too early to look at next year's title game. Regardless of the Steelers' recent history in post-Super Bowl seasons, they are a worthy favorite to claim victory next February.
Here are five reasons that you won't be able to pick against the Steelers when it comes to picking Super Bowl favorites.