The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a win on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, not because they were on the edge of losing control of their season, but just so that that they and their fans could feel good about what they were trying to get done. Mission accomplished, I guess. They beat up on the Titans 38-17, even though some of their best players were either out or dealing with injuries. Our Steelers blog Behind the Steel Curtain isn't surprised.
The question is, how? With an injury list that prominently featured some of the Steelers' marquee players, it was understandable that many felt they had no chance against a surprisingly strong Titans team. Of course, the injury list was headed by the only person who actually played, Ben Roethlisberger. Much has already been made, and rightly so, of Ben's stellar play while injured. That didn't surprise me. Honestly, I'm not sure he doesn't prefer it that way. It takes some of the pressure off of him to perform well and leaves him free to improvise in unexpected ways.
The Steelers were on Sunday the team we expected them to be before the Season started, and now everything is suddenly right in Pittsburgh.
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