This isn’t about the team physician recommending that Ben Roethlisberger sit out the Ravens game; rather, it’s the next opponent on the schedule. And friend, the Oakland Raiders are just what the doctor ordered.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have walked a strange path so far this season. They started with a victory over their 2008 nemesis, the Titans of Tennessee.
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.
How much can change in one off season where the coaching staff remains the same, only a couple of players leave and only one low-tier free agent signs? Hopefully much because the status quo usually doesn’t get it done in the NFL.
Prior to the 2008 season it was stated that, based on their opponent’s 2007 records (combined 153-103), the Steelers had one of the toughest schedules doled out by the NFL in a month of Superbowl Sundays. It turned out the schedule was tough, but as usual, not for the assumed reasons.
Where to start? How about with #43? Troy Polamalu padded the Steelers’ slim lead on their way to Super Bowl XLIII with his interception return for a touchdown. It was a clutch play that they had to have. Following a…
The Steelers pull out a 23-14 win over the hated Ravens for a trip to Super Bowl XLIII. It’s their seventh trip and an opportunity for an NFL record six wins.