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Where they stand: The division title is probably beyond their reach because the Astros seem to be running away with it. But they’re in the thick of the Wild Card race thanks in large part to a dangerous offense that ranks near the top of the league in most categories. Their starting pitching hasn’t held up its end of the bargain, though, and Seattle has struggled to find consistency on the mound.
All the while, the franchise churns on with more winning seasons and playoff berths (now at 22 division titles and 29 playoff berths to go along with the six Lombardi Trophies over the last 45 years). And with the talent and solid organization firmly in place, the Steelers should win another AFC North title and contend for the Super Bowl once again in 2017.
Along with the Steelers’ on-field success, I respect them for being a great contributor to community causes in the Western Pennsylvania area. And for being a team that looks out for the NFL as a league, whether it’s agreeing to leave the NFC and join the AFC as part of the 1970 merger, taking a lead role in helping to settle CBA negotiations, as Dan Rooney often did, or being active on league committees. (Art II is on four, including one of the most important, the Chairmen’s Committee.)