Inside Look at the Steelers
The Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers had fallen somewhat under the radar after a 1-2 start, but not anymore. Winners of five straight and on the heels of a dominating 28-10 victory over the Denver Broncos, the AFC still goes through Pittsburgh.
What do all of the true AFC Contenders (Indianapolis, New England, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati) have in common?; a franchise quarterback.
The Steelers offensive attack has the ability to match their top counterparts in the AFC and the vibe around the team is that the Steelers offense is not even close to reaching their potential.
We know what Ben Roethlisberger brings to the table but running back Rashard Mendenhall is getting better every week. What was impressive about his outing Monday night (155 yards on 22 carries), was his patience and ability to hit the open holes.
Roethlisberger has the most weapons around him than he has had at anytime during his 6th year career.
The Steelers offense still has some work to do in regards to consistency but they can beat you in so many ways and like all great teams, can over-come costly turnovers and still win.
Any concern surrounding the Steelers once vaunted defense has been put to rest. The leagues No. 1 rated defense in 2008 has 18 sacks and 11 takeaways during their 5 game winning streak.
The Steelers are making the needed adjustments and are getting to the quarterback, which wasn't happening the first couple weeks of the season.
2009 1st round pick Ziggy Hood was disruptive Monday night, getting to the quarterback and that's a good sign for the Steelers moving forward.
The defense was dominant against the Broncos but there continues to be concern regarding cornerback