I personally think they'll come out vanilla in this game. If we got to Foxboro in January, then we'll show some serius game planning.
First off, there are too many games between now and then to even be thinking about this game. And with the Colts losing to the Pats, it makes beating the Pats to overtake them in the conference standings, a pretty slim possibility.
The Steelers always seem to be better off flying under the radar. Maybe that will change with Tomlin, but with Cowher, high expectations would always seem to lead to bed shitting.
I'm not saying they will tank, but I certainly wouldn't tip my hand until the post season. If the Steelers won the regular season game it could only fire up the Pats for any subsequent meetings. The Steelers have to be the clear underdog if they should happen to meet in the playoffs, IMO.
I'd play Batch and Dookie. Pinch the tip and hold that money shot for the end. :D