This Sunday's game against the New York Giants is the biggest test the Pittsburgh Steelers have had thus far this season, and they'll need as many players as possible healthy in order to win.
According to head coach Mike Tomlin, safety Ryan Clark and linebacker LaMarr Woodley may in fact not play on Sunday, depending on how they heal from their respective injuries. Clark suffered a concussion against the Washington Redskins and Woodley is again dealing with a right hamstring tweak.
Strong safety Troy Polamalu and offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert will again be out of the game, and running back Rashard Mendenhall has been cleared to participate in individual workouts, with no timetable for when he'll be back in full practice. However, fellow back Isaac Redman should be on the field against New York this week.
Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun gives his take on five different opinions about the Baltimore Ravens, as stated by other writers around the NFL.
Shawn Brubaker of Bleacher Report gives five ways the Ravens can salvage their season in decline.
Kevin Kelly of the Cincinnati Enquirer has five questions for Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey.
Five must be the magic number today in the AFC North. Bleacher Report's Chris Roling presents the five things that are keeping the Bengals from being one of the league's elite teams.
Craig Lyndall of Waiting For Next Year compares the purchase of the Cleveland Browns by Jimmy Haslam to Disney's purchase of LucasFilms and thus, the Star Wars saga.
Andy McNamara of Bleacher Report revisits the Browns' controversy of the summer and wonders whether the team truly made the right decision to elevate Brandon Weeden over Colt McCoy.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says this Sunday's game against the New York Giants has the potential to define the Pittsburgh Steelers' season, proving they are truly a team on the rise.
Bleacher Report's Chris G. takes a look at Steelers players who have proven their detractors wrong this season.