Whole article is here
. That TSN ain't a bad sports site for a bunch of backwater Canucks; right, Otis? And a nice take on the Trent Green issue.Second Down: Here come the Steelers
While everyone seems to be talking about the undefeated Indianapolis Colts and the unbeaten New England Patriots, I believe the Pittsburgh Steelers are still a big threat to become the best team in the AFC.
After sleepwalking through their only loss versus the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3, the Steelers re-emerged and shut out the high octane Seattle Seahawks 21-0 this past weekend. The Pittsburgh Steelers have got out to a 4-1 start this year by playing traditional Steelers football: running the ball offensively and stopping the run defensively.
The Patriots will eventually play the Steelers December 9th at Gillette Stadium and I think this could a game for the ages.
The Steelers ability to run the football with Willie Parker and Najeh Davenport allows them to slow down the tempo of a game. They can eat up the clock, keeping opposing offensive playmakers on the sidelines.
Defensively they are built to stop the run and make teams one-dimensional. Last year Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was the defensive co-coordinator in Minnesota and led a defense that ended up No. 1 in the NFL against the run. In fact, only the 2000 Baltimore Ravens gave up fewer yards rushing per game than Tomlin's Vikings did in 2006.
When it's all said and done, I feel that the Steelers match up perfectly with teams like the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts, and those two teams would be wise to treat Pittsburgh as a major threat.