This is a different Pittsburgh Steeler team that lost five in a row to miss the playoffs last year. This is also a different Oakland Raider team that beat the Steelers for one of their five wins last year.
Never mind last year.
Steeler defense is much better this year as the have Head and Shoulders star Troy Palomalu back. The Raiders are a much improved team overall as they are now in first place in the AFC West.
It's easy to say that "they are the Steelers" and "they are the Raiders" but it isn't that simple. There are reasons why the Raiders won last years game besides the absence of Palomalu.
There are still some match ups the Raiders can take advantage of to win.
Turn the page to see what they are.