If the Steelers don't turn the ball over, they should have no trouble running through the Giants tomorrow. What are your predictions? Share them if you care in the comments thread.
No more posting from me until Monday. Maybe Bones or Scoop will favor us with a rant in the meantime. Go Steelers and have a good weekend.
...1:30 am ... so I did get to a computer after all (nothing like a little last-minute shopping at Amazon.com). Nice game today, eh? It's was only close on the scoreboard. The Giants got an early special-teams touchdown and some of those turnovers I was worried about. And the Steelers moved the ball at will. They didn't punt once. They left something like 12 points on the field by settling for red-zone field goals. They converted more than half of their 3rd- and 4th-down situations and they held a ten-minute TOP advantage. The score could have easily been much more lopsided.
Ben has missed Plaxico, I think, who looked to me like Ben's security blanket in the early games of this run. Burress's time off has given Randle El a real chance to emerge. The Steelers have three #1 wideouts.
And Bettis was amazing again. Duce's situation reminds me a bit of Bettis's a few years ago. Running backs don't come back from multi-week layoffs without rust. I want to see Staley on the field pounding the ball in the next two games. Bettis may or may not need a rest, but I'll be nervous about Staley's ability to help the team in the playoffs if he doesn't get some significant playing time before the probable bye.