Originally written December 15, 2012 on SteelerAddicts:
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Through the first 13 weeks of the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the NFL’s number one ranked defense and are number one against the pass and five against the run. You would think that the team with the league’s number one ranked defense would have one of the top records or at least be leading their own division. The Steelers however, sit at 7-6 and are fighting to get into the playoffs as the last wildcard team. That record includes big wins against the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens while also terrible losses to the Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, Oakland Raiders, and San Diego Chargers. The inconsistent play has been a complete team effort this season and a huge part of it has been the rash of injuries the Steelers have suffered, including losing Ben Roethlisberger for three games. When you really look at all of the Steelers losses however, you can’t truly blame everything on injuries and one fact was apparent in their embarrassing home loss to the Chargers last w...
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