Since we have a bye locked up and will have the divisional playoff game at home, how should the Steelers play the last two games?
First, I think the team, especially the D is red hot now. For the most part, except for a play or two here, Baltimore could not move the ball today. Six of their points were caused by our bone-headed plays on O.
I could see us going into Tennessee (which should be the game that decides 1st seed), and abusing Kerry Collins. I think Tennessee peaked at the wrong time and has started the downward trend.
So, my position is that we should go into Tennessee, playing our usual defense. We should play our typical offense. I don't think we should run any exotic blitzes, nor the no-huddle O. Keep our looks fairly vanilla, but I think the team still needs to play at a high level, without revealing the kitchen sink on film.
Here's why. I think we can actually beat that team straight up without getting "exotic". Even if we can't, would playing an AFC game in Tenessee be a bad thing?
We don't do well with these things at Heinz Field! I'm nervous enough having to face the wildcard weekend winner at Hienz!
If we lose, TN clinches #1, and we will be #2. At this point, I favor having the second team play a whole lot more against Cleveland. I think the second team D can single handedly beat Ken Dorsey and the O. It'd be ashame to have a key member of the team get a seious injury.
If we beat TN, then we need to make sure we beat the Brownies by having the first team in there as long as needed.