Originally written September 27, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Last week: 6 (-5) Record: 1-2 The Steelers suck on the road. Over the last year plus on the road, they are -43, including playoffs, and +137 at home. They beat Indianapolis by just 3, Kansas City by just 4, and Cleveland by just 3 last year and now they lost to Oakland. They also really miss James Harrison and especially Troy Polamalu. That’s not all him, but a lot of that is him. He’s their only irreplaceable defensive player and his mere presence can disrupt passing plays and running plays. The Steelers are now 7-8 since 2009 without him, allowing 21.6 points per game and 27-8, allowing 14.4 points per game, with him. Once the Steelers get home and get healthy off a bye, they should be fine. In a weak AFC, they still look like a good bet for the playoffs, but I don’t like their chances of winning a road playoff game, which it looks like they’ll have to. Studs QB Ben Roethlisberger: 36 of 49 for 384 yards and 4 touchdowns, 1 throw away, 2 spikes, 100.8 adjusted QB rating, pressured...
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