While the Pittsburgh Steelers are still Super Bowl contenders, there are several flaws on this team that may cause them to come up short.
Currently at 6-3, the Steelers are in the thick of the AFC playoff race. The problem is that the team cannot afford to lose any more games in the AFC North. Already having been swept by the Baltimore Ravens has the team in quite a bind.
Two of the next three games are against the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals.
While there are far worse positions the Steelers could be in it should be a lot better. The last game against the Baltimore Ravens was a game the Steelers had won only to blow the lead in the closing seconds of the game.
This isn't something the Steelers and their fans are used to. A team that used to be reliant on their defense is now searching for answers at a time where they should be building a lead in the division.
Currently in third place in the AFC North, here are a few things that coach Mike Tomlin and his staff need to improve to earn a seventh Super Bowl trophy.