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How the 2016 Steelers are better equipped for a playoff run than the 2014 and 2015 teams

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The 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers have an edge over their previous two trips to the postseason, and it could equate to a deep run into the playoffs for the Black-and-Gold.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are headed to the postseason for the third-straight season, but their success, or lack thereof, in their previous two trips has fans wondering what to expect when the Miami Dolphins come to Heinz Field for an AFC Wild Card game to kick off the Steelers’ 2017 postseason.

In the win-or-go-home tournament, one bad game sends you home to watch the rest of the playoffs instead of preparing for the next round. With that said, the current Steelers group is an experienced one, although there are several starters who have zero playoff experience, and they’re poised for a deep playoff run this year.

In fact, I’ll go as far as to say this team is better equipped than any of the two previous units to make a deep run into the postseason. The reason? Well, there are many, but the most prevalent has to be health. For the first time, Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown are all healthy in the postseason — together.

In the latest podcast I talk about how the health of this Steelers team, especially the Killer B’s and their ridiculous offensive production, is exactly what the Steelers need to become the team to beat in the AFC. No, I didn’t forget about the New England Patriots. Take a listen to the podcast in the player above where I dive into the statistics, the individual player’s impact on the offense and expectations for the team moving into the postseason.

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