The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2014 regular season as AFC North champions, but sputtered in the wild card round of the playoffs. With the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season coming to a close after a playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, it’s time to reflect on the positives and negatives from their 2014 season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers enter wild card weekend with injuries to consider, mainly Le’Veon Bell and Troy Polamalu. The Steelers are prepared to move forward against Ravens.
On Tuesday, veteran running back Ben Tate was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a proactive insurance policy should team MVP Le’Veon Bell not be ready against Ravens.
The Pittsburgh Steelers finalized their regular season with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals to host the Baltimore Ravens during wild card week of the 2014 NFL Playoffs.
The easy part may have been getting to the playoffs in the first place when considering who Baltimore must play next. Their biggest rivals in Pittsburgh will be their first test as they look to advance in the postseason for the 6th time in 7 seasons.
Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are struggling this season, but don’t expect them to be pushovers when they come to Foxboro to face the New England Patriots on Sunday.