Pittsburgh Steelers: Defensive Domination Takes Steelers To 2-0.

September 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Prior to the Steelers first game of the regular season, many people believed that the Steelers had little to no chance of even competing for a Wild Card birth in the AFC after the suspension of Ben Roethlisberger for the first four games of the season.
Regardless of who was replacing Roethlisberger, the Steelers would see a constant eight man front, with the opposing defenses forcing the Steelers to beat them through the air.
Even I stated that the only way the Steelers would be successful, would be to play defense as well as they did in 2008, when they were the top rated defense in the NFL.
The anti-Steelers talk centered around the aging defensive line, the weak secondary, and horrible special teams. With all of those factors, the offense would have to be better than what opposing defenses would allow.
Most believed that once Roethlisberger got back, the best the Steelers would be was 1-3, sitting in the basement of the AFC North.
In Week 1, against a team th...

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