The Steelers looked like one of the more balanced teams in the NFL a few weeks ago, now they may miss the playoffs.
If anyone still doubts the importance of the QB position, look no further than the Steelers. This team can't do anything on offense since Big Ben went down. The running game is suffering, the Wideouts can't catch and the backups have been less than stellar. Teams have to carry two solid QB's if they want to make a real run at the Super Bowl. Everyone is criticizing the 49ers for their handling of the Alex Smith situation. They may not be doing a great PR job but how bad would Pittsburgh want to have their problem right now.
The Steelers and Bengals are tied for the last playoff spot and they have one game left against each other. Their schedules look similar but if the Steelers can't get better play from the QB position, they'll be on the outside of the playoffs.