What would it take for 2020 Steelers to win the Super Bowl?

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

The 2020 Steelers are still part of the conversation for the Super Bowl, but what would it take to win it all?

The 2020 iteration of the Steelers is in a prime spot to make a ‘deep run’ in the playoffs, but making a ‘deep run’ is different from ‘winning it all’.  I think the ‘$64,000 question’ is what will it take for us to win the Super Bowl as that, quite frankly, should be the goal this year and every year for that matter.

This discussion will not be as long as our discussions usually are because the reality is there is not a whole lot to debate, in my opinion, when it comes to what we need to do to hoist another Lombardy Trophy. The obvious and succinct answer is that we need to get to the AFC Championship Game, win it, then win the Super Bowl.

Sounds easy, doesn’t it?  Yes, it does sound easy, but, as we know, winning a Super Bowl can be an elusive prospect, thus it may not ‘do’ easy.  I think this team is capable of winning the Super Bowl, but I think we are lacking one key element that I think we can harness, but that may be another one of those things that is easier said than done.

Steelers were on a mission in 2005

When we won Super Bowl XL following the 2005 season, we had a purpose, a mission, if you will, which was this: Get Jerome Bettis, our now Hall of Fame RB, back home to Detroit, the location of Super Bowl XL.  After having lost the AFC Championship game in 2004, I believe the Steelers were on a mission to get to the Super Bowl and win it for Bettis.

That mission, that purpose is lacking, in my opinion, this season.  Yes, the mission every year is to win the Super Bowl, but sometimes you need something to rally around or someone to rally behind.  Personally, I think the Steelers need to rally behind Ben Roethlisberger, our future Hall of Fame QB.

The Steelers need to capitalize on the time we have left with ‘Big Ben’

I think we fans sometimes take for granted what ‘Big Ben’ has done for and has meant to the Steelers.  The simple fact is this: We will not reach our goal of winning another Super Bowl unless the supporting cast on offense helps ‘Big Ben’ by not dropping catchable balls, for example.

Look, I am not saying the ‘Big Ben’ has played flawlessly all season, but coming off an injury that could have been career-ending, he is playing pretty darn well. As far as I’m concerned, our best chance to win the Super Bowl this year is to do everything and anything we need to do and can do to support our future Hall of Fame QB because if we don’t, it could a long wait for another chance to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Pittsburgh.

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