Looking forward to the upcoming NFL season, there are plenty of teams and players about which to be excited. One won’t go far down the list of potential Super Bowl XVI contenders without seeing the Pittsburgh Steelers. Contributions from a set of core players, mainly the offense, sets up Pittsburgh to be a top five pick for world champions. Player health and suspensions seem to be the only factors working against Big Ben Roethlisberger and his squad.
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With an overall record against the Philadelphia Eagles of 28-47-3, week three for the Pittsburgh Steelers ended in terrible fashion not just for the players but for the fans. A 34-3 loss resonated throughout the city of bridges and probably will do so for the rest of the season. Carson Wentz looked like a ten-year veteran while Ben Roethlisberger looked like a first-year quarterback.
Which team are you getting this week?
This week, flip a coin. Heads is the Steelers from Week Four. Tails is the Steelers from Week Three. I’ve never seen such a ten-fold flip in a team in one week. The Pittsburgh Steelers rocked the Kansas City Chiefs in Week Four 42-14 with the Chief’s 14 points coming late in the fourth quarter.
Last week against the New York Jets, the Steelers showed their common game. Week in and week out, I presume the performance for the rest of the season will resemble Week 5. The Pittsburgh Steelers have improved to 4-1 on the season, 3-0 at home, and have secured the 1st place in the AFC North Division.
“Awww! Ben’s hurt! Dat’s it. Season’s over. Don’t need to watch anymore games for the year.” That phrase was a reoccurring theme after the second quarter last Sunday when Ben Roethlisberger ended up tearing the meniscus ligament in his left knee. Surprisingly, Ben came back to finish the game, but without any positive result.
The Miami Dolphins seemed to be unstoppable and could possibly be returning in different uniforms that look like the New England Patriots. After last week, Miami now is 24th in the league in rushing yards after adding 216 yards on the ground against a somewhat highly ranked rushing defense. Look for former short-lived Steelers player LaGarette Blount to rekindle his friendship this week with LeVeon Bell as the Patriots come to Heinz Field.