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Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: Steelers Nipping On Ravens' Heels

The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the best teams in football, but at this point, we don't know if they are even the best team in their division.

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 08:  Rashard Mendenhall #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs with the ball against the Cleveland Browns during the game on December 8, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 08: Rashard Mendenhall #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs with the ball against the Cleveland Browns during the game on December 8, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Steelers handled the Cleveland Browns on Thursday despite an injury to Ben Roethlisberger. The result is a nice little bump in the Week 15 version of the SB Nation 2011 NFL Power Rankings. After coming in at No. 5 last week, the Steelers have jumped up into the No. 4 spot previously held by the San Fransisco 49ers.

They'd be the best team in most divisions but with Baltimore in the AFC North we still don't know who will win that division. Both have 10 wins through 13 games.

The interesting part about he Steelers jumping up into the 49ers hole is that they will be matched up on Monday Night Football this week. It will be a very good test for both teams, and it could give the Steelers the boost they need to overtake the Ravens in the Division, despite the fact that they have already been swept by their division rivals.

For more on the Steelers, head over to Behind The Steel Curtain.

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