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Save for some early struggles, the Steelers defense was very good on Sunday afternoon and showed flashes of the unit that last season was one of the best in the league.
They won the game last week against the Chiefs by being great when necessary. This time around, they were dominant.
Andy Dalton spent a lot of time looking up at the cloudy Pittsburgh sky. A.J. Green spent a lot of time in Ike Taylor's phone booth (save for a touchdown that appeared as if Taylor thought the play was over or going the other way).
The running game was okay in spurts, but was silenced after the half.
The Steelers defense is mostly back. Even after Lamarr Woodley's quick exit, the unit stepped up big. Brett Keisel seems like he's getting faster down the stretch. We've already talked about James Harrison.
Troy Polamalu showed no ill effects from his blow to the head last week.
This unit was unstoppable on Sunday and will need to play that way in every game down the stretch. The more they can do and the better they can contain offenses, the less Ben Roethlisberger and the offense will have to do to win the games.
If this unit stays on track, watch out.