The Steelers won’t lay two goose eggs in a row.
Admittedly, the loss to Baltimore was a surprise, a real stunner. But the Steelers dropping two straight to begin the season would be like a bolt hurled by Zeus. It would defy belief, it’s nigh inconceivable. I’m not yet sold that the entire roster “just got old.”
Tarvaris Jackson is Seattle’s quarterback.
When Tarvaris Jackson had an All Star offense around him in Minnesota he was eventually replaced by an aged Brett Fav-ruh who had to be coaxed out of retirement for the umpteenth time. Now he’s expected to lead a grab-bag of NFL players to victory? I’m not seeing it. Perhaps he’ll grow into the role eventually, but his performance last week against the Forty Niners suggests that he hasn’t progressed much since his Viking days.
Ben Roethlisberger is Pittsburgh’s quarterback.
Love him or hate him, Roethlisberger knows how to win NFL games. Granted, he lost his last two dating back to the Super Bowl. Matter of fact, it’s been a long time since he won one. But the Steelers have too much talent to blow their home opener, including plenty of wide outs for Big Ben to target.
Seattle is on the road.
Let’s face it, Seattle is not a good team. Poor teams rarely fare well on the road. Seattle is on the road. Seattle will lose.
Pete Carrol is Seattle’s coach.
Steelers 31 Seattle 13