There will be football in 2011, and with that knowledge, we can safely say that the Pittsburgh Steelers have five games that will ultimately decide the fate of their season.
Pittsburgh has been blessed with a favorable 2011 schedule. Their opponents have a combined 2010 record of 121-135 with a .473 winning percentage. By the numbers, only five teams in the league have worse schedules next season.
With that said, the Steelers play a ton of quality teams next season. The St.Louis Rams were one win away from winning the NFC West and Pittsburgh takes on New England once and the Baltimore Ravens twice. That's no small task.
After careful review, here are five games that will make or break the Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 season.