So, for the remainder of the season, I'll be rooting for the Bengals to win and Baltimore to lose (and lose badly).
Hopefully, the Steelers won't become "the new Bengals of the AFC North." I think that honor will go to Cleveland this year (solely because they have a difficult last few games compaired to the Steelers schedule). Next year, I'm seeing Baltimore being the bottom of the division.
So what do the Steelers need to do? Get their youngins experience! Chad Scott is on IR, that's a good step. Now, instead of bringing Dewayne "I overpad my recievers, so go ahead and throw at them and if I miss my tackle, its a TD" Washington into Scotts spot, they should bring the raw speedster Ike Taylor into the spot. He has the speed and the talent to be a great corner next year if he gets the experience (he's currently working as the nickle back). Next, drop both safeties and replace them with 1st rounder Troy Polymalu, and Chris Hope. Both will probably be an upgrade at the position, anyway.
Now, for the cap. Go ahead and drop CB Dewayne Washington (keep Scott, since he's young and isn't a complete failure), SS Brent Alexander, possibly FS Mike Logan, RB Amos Zeroue, TE Jay Riesmera, T Marvel "my neck hurts so I'll be out 9 weeks" Smith, possibly QB Charlie Batch if he doesn't want backup duty, and possibly RB Jerome Bettis.
The draft should concentrate on O Line, and first round should be a good RB if one could be found. If one is found, Bettis should stick around to be a mentor and show the ropes to the youngin. If not, pickup Mr. Corey Dillon from the Bengals, since the future of that franchise is Rudi Johnson. If they could hook that deal, drop Bettis.
So next year the secondary is young, but very fast, the LB is still the great core they already have. The D-Line is solid, the receivers are solid. The only thing they need is an O-Line that can give Maddox enough time to work his magic. A good rookie QB would be nice to get and sit the bench and learn from Maddox, but can wait a year.