If you listened to ESPN's Pardon the Interruption and Around the Horn, the Tennessee Titans were supposed to bury the Pittsburgh Steelers. "They're old, they're done, they're finished," pundits Tony Kornheiser, Michael Wilbon and Woody Paige stated throughout the week.
The Steelers were hurt, their defense was mediocre and Ben Roethlisberger was a few hits from missing some serious action. Instead, Pittsburgh played their best football since the team defeated the New York Jets in the 2010 AFC championship game.
Steelers fans have to wonder, was this win an aberration or a sign the Steelers are still Super Bowl contenders who were merely off to a slow start? Here are aspects to take from the game that prove the latter is a good bet.