5 Teams that Threaten the Pittsburgh Steelers Playoff Chances

1 of 6

Aug 29, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick (2) runs the ball during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

“Steelers Need to Beat These 5 Teams Out for a Playoff Spot”

The Steelers season hasn’t started like many fans had hoped. Not only was Pittsburgh forced to play early in the season without some of their offensive starters, but now they’re forced to play without Ben Roethlisberger. Most teams wouldn’t be able to survive a stretch without their best players, but the Steelers could be one of the few teams that survives.

ALSO ON SPIN ZONE: Where do Steelers rank in our Power Rankings?

If Roethlisberger misses the next 3-4 games it still gives the Steelers an opportunity to hang around for a playoff spot. The AFC is currently wide open and Pittsburgh is currently sitting in 9th place in the AFC. So despite their recent loss and the injury to Big Ben their season is far from a lost cause. There are a few teams that do pose bigger threats to the Steelers playoff chances. Let’s take a look at those five teams that threaten Pittsburgh’s playoff chances in 2015.

Next: Division Foe Could Ruin Steelers Season