Originally written on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 9/14/13
The Pittsburgh Steelers must win at Cincinnati Monday night to prevent their first 0-2 start under head coach Mike Tomlin. Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey, defensive signal-caller Larry Foote and third-down back LaRod Stephens-Howling are out for the season. The Steelers haven’t shown much of a pass rush, and have no semblance of a running game. With all that working against the Steelers, beating a team with Super Bowl aspirations like the Bengals might seem like a tall order, but at least the game is on a Monday night. So what does that mean? Since 1992, when Bill Cowher became head coach, the Steelers are 25-9 on “Monday Night Football.” Tomlin took the baton from Cowher and has seamlessly maintained the Steelers’ tradition of Monday-night dominance. He’s 7-1 on Mondays. Tomlin’s Monday-night debut turned into James Harrison’s coming-out party in 2007. Harrison had 3.5 sacks and an interception in the Steelers’ 38-7 thrashing of the Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh. A year later, ...
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