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'NFL Total Access' recap: Pittsburgh Steelers' 2013 outlook

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Did you miss Thursday's edition of "NFL Total Access" on NFL Network? Catch up with this recap:

32 in 32: Pittsburgh Steelers


Shaun O'Hara said that health is always a big concern for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they ranked No. 1 in defense last year so age isn't a good indicator of success. In the end, it's on the offense -- especially the running game -- to step up. O'Hara projects the Steelers to finish third in the AFC North, while Donovan McNabb sees them finishing second.

Thomas primed for comeback?


New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas says his career is on the line after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament for the second consecutive season. Thomas said that he's comfortable with his progress, as he's had help from coaches and teammates.

Does Sanchez give Jets best chance to win?


McNabb believes Mark Sanchez will improve in 2013 while he plays for a new contract. O'Hara believes that Sanchez gives the New York Jets the best chance to compete. They have an unknown entity in Geno Smith and Sanchez has led the team to two conference championships.

Will off-the-field issues affects Patriots?


O'Hara sees the New England Patriots winning the AFC East and feels the off-the-field problems will not distract a team run by Bill Belichick. More pressing is the loss of talent on offense, but despite everything, Tom Brady and the Pats will be dangerous in the playoffs, if they make it. McNabb agreed that the Patriots will have difficulties matching last year's offensive levels.

Is Vick a good fit in Chip Kelly's offense?


Thomas believes Michael Vick is a perfect fit for the Philadelphia Eagles offense, but Thomas also feels that durability will be an issue. McNabb believes the Eagles' read-option offense is a bit overrated. O'Hara said that Kelly's up-tempo offense is a good fit for Vick.

Will we see the same RGIII in 2013?


Because of RGIII's injury, O'Hara feels Griffin is missing valuable reps. Thomas said that Robert Griffin III and the Redskins will not run the read-option offense as much as last year, saying that Alfred Morris will have a bigger role.

Is Big Ben a lock for the Hall of Fame?


McNabb said there is no such thing as a lock. According to O'Hara, Ben Roethlisberger will have to win one or two more Super Bowls to stand a chance.

Be sure to tune into "NFL Total Access" on Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

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