The Pittsburgh Steelers are back and better than ever, and they have a lot of thanks to give to Le’Veon Bell for letting them stick to football.
One of the NFL’s best offensive players will not play in 2018. Le’Veon Bell did not report to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and has forfeited his 2018 franchise tag. Now, he’ll wait until the offseason to see who’s willing to pay him as his time with the Steelers has likely come to an end.
But Pittsburgh isn’t suffering from their missing star. James Conner has hit the scene running (literally) keeping this team’s running game stronger than ever. At 6-2-1 and third in the AFC, this team isn’t worrying about who isn’t there, but who is.
The Steelers dominance is becoming more clear as the weeks go on. The offense is on fire, the defense is clicking… finally, and the superstars are playing like superstars. At this point, there may be two teams that can stop them, but neither of them are in the AFC.
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Pittsburgh isn’t guarunteed anything. In fact, this team is far from being crowned champions. But outside of two NFC powerhouses, their path to the Super Bowl should be in their favor. Maybe the Chargers, maybe the Chiefs, maybe the Patriots. At the end of the day, though, they’re the clear favorites in the conference.
If they continue to grow, they’ll be the hottest team in the league heading into the playoffs. History shows that’s more important than anything – ask the New York Giants.
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