Pittsburgh Steelers Preview: 10 Things To Watch For vs. the Atlanta Falcons

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Pittsburgh Steelers Preview: 10 Things To Watch For vs. the Atlanta Falcons
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The 2010 NFL Season is FINALLY here.

It is exciting, because at this point, there is optimism in every city across the NFL.  All of the teams are in first place. It's 0-0 across the board.

Some teams come into the 2010 season with lofty expectations, with anything less than the Playoffs unacceptable.

Other teams, the perennial doormats, are hoping for respectability. They look to make a push to the playoffs, and shock the world.

Then there are the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Normally, anything short of a playoff appearance is unacceptable for Steelers Nation. ESPECIALLY after missing the playoffs the year before.  ESPECIALLY after winning the Super Bowl the year before that.

Without the suspension to Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers would probably be favored to win the AFC North, or at least compete for a Wild Card birth. Due to the fact that Roethlisberger will be missing for the first four games, many people are counting the Steelers out.

Regardless, there are four games the Steelers are going to have without Roethlisberger. Here are the 10 things for Steelers fans to look for against the Atlanta Falcons.

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