The Minnesota Vikings are the quality opponent the Steelers have been seeking.
After two weeks in the proverbial wilderness, Heinz Field must have been a welcoming site. Even if the confines of home had no effect on the Steelers’ strange 4th quarter woes, the end result was favorable as they saved a gem of an offensive performance and held off the Chargers, 38-28.
For the second week in a row the Steelers’ defense dominated a game only to yield the game winning score with only seconds remaining. And, for the second week in a row, the offense looked productive in the first half only to sputter in the second.
The Steelers had to have their kicker uncharacteristically miss two field goals, have Big Ben toss a horrific interception and give up two late scoring drives to lose that game. Any two of those would be unusual enough but to have all three coincide on the road against a solid football team is rare.
Or better yet, stuff the run, pound the rock and protect your quarterback. Time to kick this season off in good fashion.
Former NFL journeyman quarterback and Super Bowl winner Trent Dilfer recently ranked the QBs active in the NFL today. I’m shocked by the results.
After watching the Buffalo game replay on the NFL Network I’m convinced that training camp served it’s purpose and there’s nothing more to learn from the final preseason game than who gets the last few roster spots. Big Ben seemed…