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#1: TJ Watt

tj watt has been dominant with 5 forced fumbles and 22 sacks, leading a stealer defense that excelled in turnovers and redzone defense.

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#2: akhello witherspoon

akhello leads the steelers in pass deflections (9) and INTerceptions (3), but has only played in 9 games. he's been their secret weapon in the secondary. 

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#3: Najee Harris

harris has gotten 1200 rushing yards and 467 receiving yards in an explosive rookie season. If the steelers beat the chiefs, it will be on his shoulders

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#4: Diontae Johnson

even though the steelers offense struggles, johnson has reached 1000 yards and 8 touchdowns this season. he can stretch the defense and get points when they need it.

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#5: Chris Boswell

the steelers kicker is having a justin tucker-like season, going 36 of 40.  he's kicking 90% and has scored more points than diontae johnson. 

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#6: red zone defense

the defense is ranked 5th in the league in red zone defense. teams only score 50% of the time in the steelers' red zone.  They're also ranked 7th in 3rd down defense. 

the steelers defense is elite at stopping drives, and was the key to their last minute entrance to the playoffs