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5 Reasons Pittsburgh Steelers Will Steal AFC North Crown

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5 Reasons the Pittsburgh Steelers Will Steal the AFC North Crown

Mitch Stringer- USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of those NFL teams that many opposing fans choose to dislike for various reasons. Could they annoy old foes and create new enemies by hitting form at the right time and stealing the AFC North Crown from their many rivals? Pittsburgh have had a struggling season, but there's no doubt they have a roster full of talented individuals, as well as everything it takes to win the inconsistent AFC North. Although the other teams hit form early, while the Steelers couldn't find a win in any fashion, there's no reason their turn of form and the others loss of form couldn't lead them to the AFC North crown.

Pittsburgh have enough time to gain momentum and to allow it to carry them to the AFC North crown, but you're probably wondering what reasons there are that would make them a legitimate contender to achieve the unthinkable. Will it be their quarterback, their defense or their experience? Will somebody from the unknown depth of their roster step up to save the day.

Every season in which the Steelers are mathematically in the playoff picture, they can never be counted against. Although some teams in a similar predicament would fail to find the required form, the Steelers are a proud organization and one that would surprise few if they were to steal the AFC North crown at the last possible moment. Whether they will be playing in the 2014 Super Bowl is another question, but here's five reasons the Pittsburgh Steelers can win their division.

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5- The AFC North is Very Inconsistent

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Their AFC North rivals have all failed to take charge this season, will that leave room for the Steelers to drive their way back to the top?

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4- They Are Very Experienced

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been through it all and they usually come out of it all looking good, so why wouldn't they do use their experience to do so once again?

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3- They Finish The Season Facing Weak Rivals Cleveland Browns

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You couldn't ask for a much easier game than facing the little brother of the AFC North. The Browns try and try, but rarely get one over on their older sibling, so expect this to be an easy win, possibly the one that clinches the AFC North for Pittsburgh.

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2- They Have Ben Roethlisberger

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Despite his problems, Big Ben is an elite quarterback and has won it all. With that kind of talent, the Steelers are always one moment away from glory.

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1- They Have Been Steadily Improving

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While others have seen their form decline, the Steelers have improved with each game. Expect this to continue so, leading them to their AFC North crown.