Let’s get this out of the way right now. It does not matter how pretty or how ugly, but the Pittsburgh Steelers should win tonight’s game in Nashville plain and simple. If they don’t, there will be blame all over the place and I guarantee you I’ll be commenting either way.
As usual, I’m looking at three keys to the Steelers earning a victory tonight over the Titans.
1. No Excuses – The Steelers are playing their second game in 4 days and so are the Titans. In fact Tennessee played a late game on Sunday so they’ve had less time to prepare if you want to get knit-picky. All this talk of the Steelers being old and injured, especially on defense cannot and will not be tolerated. If ‘the standard is truly the standard’ then go out and show it by whipping this opponent tonight. The Steelers will then have a mini-bye week of sorts before playing in Cincinnati in 10 days.
2. Don’t Fall in Love With the Run – With the return of Rashard Mendenhall and the team rushing for its’ best total yardage