Not a Big Betting Favorite, But Toughest Team in the LeagueThere have been a bunch of guys on the Steelers who have had to play through incredible pain this season, with QB Ben Roethlisberger being the poster boy for true grit. Big Ben is one of the players who is doubtful for this weekend, as it is being reported that he has torn ligaments in his throwing shoulder. He seems determined to start, though, and while his throwing motion may be limited, this is a team with a talented group of receiver and runners capable of chipping away yards and taking time off the clock. That may well end up being frustrating for any team that they have to face.
Here Comes the BlitzThe Steelers are a little light in the secondary, but they have a front seven that can get after the QB in a big, big way. Ryan Shazier, Jarvis Jones, Lawrence Timmons, and team sack leader Cameron Heyward all have the ability to break though and wreak total havoc. If they can blitz effectively and get opposing QB’s running around and throwing off balance, they will find a way to win the field position battle. That is going to be crucial for as long as they play with a banged up offense.