The Steelers (7-3) sit in second place in the AFC North behind the Baltimore Ravens (8-3). Whether or not the Steelers win the division is up for debate. What we do know is that the Steelers are capable of winning a Super Bowl on the road if need be.
As a matter of fact, the Steelers should be favored to win the AFC right now.
They have won five out of their last six games, and only face two teams with winning records the rest of the way.
Ben Roethlisberger and the offense are clicking at the right time, despite an offensive line that is banged up and plays inconsistently each week. The defense finally started to play inspired football in the Steelers 24-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals prior to their bye week.
This team is aging but has enough youth as well. The offense is especially potent with big Ben and numerous targets for him to throw to.
There is no question that the Pittsburgh Steelers are the best team in the AFC. Baltimore always plays well in the regular season, but the Steelers play their best when it matters the most.
Here are five players who will play a vital role in the Steelers journey to Super Bowl 46 on February 5, 2012 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.