Five Things We Learned about the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night

Kevin Roberts@BreakingKevinSenior Writer ISeptember 11, 2009

Five Things We Learned about the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night

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    PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 10:  A Pittsburgh Steelers fan holds up a sign for Troy Polamalu #43 before the start of the NFL season opener against the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field on September 10, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Gett

5. The Madden Curse Lives?

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    TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  Safety Troy Polamalu #43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

4. The Defense Is Awesome

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    PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 29:  Linebacker James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field on August 29, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

3. The Ground Game Stinks

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    LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 22:  Willie Parker #39 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with Carey Davis #38 after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins at Fed Ex Field on August 22, 2009 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

2. Santonio Holmes Isn't Just a Super Bowl MVP

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    PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 10:  Santonio Holmes #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates his second quarter touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the game at Heinz Field on September 10, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty I

1. Ben Roethlisberger Is a Gamer

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    PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 10:  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers calls out the play against the Tennessee Titans during the game at Heinz Field on September 10, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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