Friday, January 21, 2011

Front Seven in Pursuit of No. Seven


The Steelers have one of the best- if not the best - front seven in the NFL. With a stout line and the league's best linebacking corps, opposing teams have trouble running on the Steelers. In 2010, the Steelers led the league in run defense with the third lowest opposing run total since the NFL-AFL merger (Alex might remind you that the Ravens hold the No. 1 spot in that category). Where the Steelers sometime lack efficacy is in their secondary. Their safety tandem of Ryan Clark and some guy named Troy are tops but after No. 1 cornerback Ike Taylor, the Steelers pass defenders leave much to be desired. Not to mention, starting cornerback Bryant McFadden is nursing an abdominal injury. If the Jets are going to win on Sunday, they will need to send four or five receivers and attack this weakness. If not, the Steelers will be headed to their third Super Bowl in six years. And I believe they will.

Look for...
- Mark Sanchez to throw one pick, probably to Troy.
- Heath Miller to score a touchdown.
- Tomlinson to have 100 all-purpose yards.
- Lamarr Woodley to have at least one sack.
- Big Ben to be sacked by the Jets blitz two-three times.
- Emmanuel Sanders on third down.
- The Steelers to win 24-10.

1 comment:

  1. I think the Steelers are going to have a Good Game today. They have been gellin' Good under the Tomlin administration. I don't feel this is all the work of Cowher as Tomlin has proven that this is his team, his way. Gruden in TB was different and we'll see about Caldwell in Indianapolis. The Jets have been a Good team this year despite winning games in the second half of the year mainly over sub .500 teams. I think there will be some offensive successes for gang green but PIT will be ready. NYJ 17 PIT 30.

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