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AFC North, Last week: 7
The Steelers drop a few spots because of the devastating injury of center Maurkice Pouncey. The Steelers weathered the storm by placing Pouncey on the short-term IR, which means he will miss at least half of the regular season. Each team gets one short-term IR designation per season, so this decision wasn’t made lightly.
At least James Harrison is still playing like it’s 2008. Harrison is one of the few holdovers from the old guard of Steelers’ defenders from earlier in the decade, as the team managed to undergo a youth movement on defense in a very short period of time.
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