Big Ben-led Steelers won't be stopped in weakened AFC

The Steelers have balance, depth and a great defense. But their biggest asset is Ben Roethlisberger, who will lead Pittsburgh through the AFC and into Super Bowl XLIII, writes James Walker.

Originally Published: October 23, 2008
By James Walker | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers are rolling to a 5-1 start.

And the end game will be in Tampa.

The perennial best-kept secret in the AFC is once again stepping to the forefront as the most balanced and complete team in the conference, as once-favored clubs like the New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers and Indianapolis Colts continue to underachieve.

If the New York Giants (5-1) repeat as NFC champs, you're staring at a Super Bowl preview this weekend. ...

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