Everybody was back at practice today, leaving Marvel Smith as the only player out.
This team is getting healthy at just the right time.
Win this week and they get to play Cleveland's JV team next week in what will likely be treated like a preseason game. Starters play a half, get a big lead and take a seat.
Cleveland hasn't scored a touchdown in more than 200 offensive plays and won't likely do so against the Steelers, either.
One of the dumbest questions bandied about the locker room this week by my media brethren was why do the Steelers want the No. 1 seed?
Sure, the Steelers have lost four of their past five AFC Championship games at home, but that was with Bill Cowher as head coach.
Really, only a couple of those games were upsets.
And I was there for each one of Cowher's crushing moments.
In 1994, they were big favorites over an average San Diego team and choked.
In 1995, they struggled with an average Indianapolis team before pulling it out.
In 1997, Denver was a wildcard team, but went 13-3 in the regular season. One of those losses was to the Steelers at Three Rivers Stadium, but the Broncos were a very good team.
In 2001, the Patriots were big underdogs, but a couple of fluke plays got them a win. And as we would later find, the Patriots were pretty good - and also cheating.
In 2004, the Steelers took a rookie quarterback - albeit a good one - into an AFC title game against the aforementioned Patriots and lost again.
So of those four losses, three were against he eventual Super Bowl champion. The only team I see in these AFC playoffs that's capable of winning it all other than the Steelers is Indianpolis. And, as the No. 1 seed, if the Steelers play the Colts, it would likely be in the divisional round.