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To say the Steelers got lucky with their second-half schedule isn’t saying enough. They have the Chiefs and Rams, the Browns twice and the 49ers on the schedule.
Only the 49ers loom as a possible competitor. The rest should all be victories.
As for San Francisco, the Steelers do match up well with what they do, so there’s reason to believe they could beat the 49ers as well.
The competition gets more fierce if you put the Steelers into the playoffs. Using the current playoff picture as a guide, the Steelers could end up facing off against the Baltimore Ravens yet again. They also could get a rematch with New England or meet up with Carson Palmer and Oakland. Palmer knows the Steelers well, so he would be a tough out. Houston also is a possibility.
But the Steelers came close to beating Baltimore and Houston, they already have beaten New England and match up well with Oakland (they’ve been successful against Palmer too). There’s every reason to believe that they can get to the Super Bowl.
After that, it’s one game for all the marbles. The Steelers are 6-2 in Super Bowls. That means they always have a chance.