NFL Preview 2013: A season on the edge


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No one quite knows what to make of the Steelers as they begin the 2013 season. After going 8-8 last year and then continuing an overhaul of the roster in the offseason, few prognosticators have been given much reason to believe they'll be any better than last season. Post-Gazette writers Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac attempt to capture the uncertainty of the season and what another average season would mean.

COVER STORY

The Steelers are at a crossroads as the new season dawns. Historically, they've been a team that has bounced back from an off year.


Ike Taylor has been around the Steelers for 11 years, long enough to appear in three Super Bowls and four AFC championship games.


Change is happening everywhere, from the way offenses have employed the spread and option read to the rule changes.



One of the Post-Gazette's veteran pro football writers breaks down the four divisions in the NFC with his predicted order of finish.


One of the Post-Gazette's veteran pro football writers breaks down the four divisions in the AFC with his predicted order of finish.


It won't be a big upset if the Bengals win the AFC North again this year, but it will be if they find a way to win a playoff game.


The keys to the Steelers kingdom in the NFL.


Shaun Suisham was signed and rejected 21 times by six teams since he left Bowling Green and first signed with the Steelers in 2005.


Out of the 1,000-plus plays a team runs each season, two or three can make the difference in a final record -- either way.


A breakdown of when, where and who the Steelers will be playing, along with a brief analysis of the matchup.




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First Published September 5, 2013 5:30 AM


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