Re: Toughest competition?
Houston and Denver are the scariest teams in the AFC. If the Steelers aren't in the AFC Title Game/ Bowl, it's likely going to be these two. Houston can do it all and going to Denver isn't fun either. Both teams can do one important thing: Play Defense.
New England is getting bounced early. Once again punched a free ticket to the postseason thanks to their terrible division. They're the same old Pats they've always been. Riding on the arm of Brady but their Defense is still quite bad. Whoever draws New England won't face much trouble.
Baltimore isn't that good either. They're not a bad team, but they're not that impressive either. Charlie Batch exposed them Sunday. Their Defense has fallen off a cliff and they still have Bert as their QB. Houston smashed them, New England nearly beat them, The Steelers backups gave them fits and they're playing the Broncos in a few weeks.
Besides the Texans and Broncos. The only thing stopping the Steelers is the Steelers themselves, and that's the biggest thing I'm worried about since this team has shot itself in the foot and has had terrible luck with injuries.