Plaxico Burress Makes Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Contenders

November 21, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It isn't always the case that a 35-year-old wide receiver can make a huge difference. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, though, Plaxico Burress means the difference between playoff also-ran and potential Super Bowl champion.
The wide receiver was signed by the team Tuesday night.
Upon making his return to the NFL last year, Burress did very respectably, with 46 receptions for 612 yards and eight touchdowns. It's a bit of surprise as to why no one chose to sign him at an earlier point in the season, but the league's loss is the Steelers' gain.
Granted, the Steelers have one of if not the best defenses in the league, but they still have to rely on a steady offense. The NFL in general is becoming more and more of an aerial league, so teams are at a disadvantage without a consistent passing attack.
The Steelers' offense has been respectable through the air this season, ranking 13th in the league, but regardless of the talent Pittsburgh possesses, nothing can prepare a team f...

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