I was very pleased with the defense, Troy Polamalu's interception being one of the biggest plays for the game. However, I was not very pleased with the offense when they did nothing after Troy miraculously intercepted Kerry Collins' pass.
I was truly content with Ben's performance, however there were a few times where I yelled at him through the television.Throwing someone too short, attempting to keep the play alive and getting sacked, and of course the intercepted pass, are all plays where we needed him to not mess up.
However,I loved how he threw for 300+ yards, how he threw the ball to a variety of people, and how he put some rookies in the mix.I also know he has alot on his shoulders right now, having a lawsuit, leading the Steelers, and the pressure to repeat, so I am glad to know he can focus on football for a little while.
The only running performance I was happy with at all was that of Stefan Logan. He is one speedy little dude! I heard many times before the game that Willie Parker would have a big night, and right now I'm not too happy with "Fast Willie". We needed to be calling him "Out of Gas Willie" during some of the plays last night. I understand that if there is not a hole to run through, there is not a hole to run through. But, come on. We averaged a little over a yard per carry last night. That is not so good.
The injury of Troy Polamalu is something to not panic about, but it should not be taken lightly either. He is an amazing safety, probably the best in the league, but he is also not a cry baby. What I mean by that is, he is not a player that looks to be hurt. He wants to play, he doesn't want to be injured.I believe that Troy will be playing football the absolute second he is cleared too. I think his time gone will be on the shorter side of the time period, which is 3-6 weeks. That is very good news for the black and gold.
Mostly,the Steelers played amazingly. Next Sunday they are on the rode in Chicago, where they are set to take on the Bears, and after that they go to Cincinnati, where they play the Bengals. I am hoping for easier wins than their win over the Titans, but remember the saying,"Any given Sunday."
I know that the Steelers are still the best, and I believe they are on the "Stairway to Seven".