Pittsburgh Steelers: Win Over Panthers Proves They Can Win Without Troy Polamalu

December 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers steamrolled the Carolina Panthers on Thursday in the first of the Christmas-week games with ease, ending the game 27-3.
While the Carolina Panthers are assuredly the worst team in the League, especially with Jimmy Clausen behind the wheel and without a good number of players, including DeAngelo Williams, they have nonetheless proven able to put up a fight, as they did against Arizona last week.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, on the other hand, find themselves in something of the opposite situation.
As a more or less healthy squad, they are considered Super Bowl contenders, playing lights-out defense and posting just enough points on offense to make a blowout of things.
However, when they are missing star safety, Troy Polamalu, who is the key to their defense, they struggle.
Just consider how their game against the New York Jets went last week.
The Jets came up with the victory in the end with a five-point margin (22-17). This was a game p...

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