Talk about a big opening event. The fireworks were amazing, the musical performances sucked, and I'm glad I chose to get some wings in the middle of it all. Pesto wings are my new best friend.
The game was the defensive struggle most fans would expect with the Steelers winning the game in overtime, 13-10. Terrible Towel fans must be happy to stick it to LenDale White, but if I were them I'd be particularly concerned with their teams performance.
First of all, that running game was atrocious. Willie Parker isn't what he use to be and Rashard Mendenhall isn't what anyone expected. The offensive line couldn't open up holes against a Haynesworth-less defense and were stone-walled at the point of attack.
Their pass blocking was significantly better as Ben Roethlisberger threw for over 350 yards and a touchdown. His ability to extend plays really played a factor; especially when the clock was under two minutes.
Questions: How are they going to solve the running game? Was this just a fluke from facing a good defense in the Titans or will this haunt the Steelers throughout the season?
The Steelers defense hasn't lost a step, but they did lose a particularly important player...