The Pittsburgh Steelers will face off in a week three battle against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The game will feature two teams that have surprised with their early play in starting the season out 2-0.
Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay’s promising young quarterback, will have a tough task facing a Steelers defense that has only allowed one touchdown in two weeks.
By contrast, Pittsburgh’s offense has only produced on touchdown itself, including last week when they forced seven turnovers against the Tennessee Titans.
Leading the Steelers offense will be Charlie Batch, who looked like he was going to be cut prior to the start of the season.
Though not as athletic as Dennis Dixon, Batch has displayed poise in the pocket and should allow the Steelers to open up their offense more so than they did in the first two weeks.
It is also expected that left tackle Max Starks and nose tackle Casey Hampton will return to the starting line up this week.
This will be important as the Steelers will once again be playing in over 90 degrees weather and will rotate their linemen as needed.