Last week: 9 (+2)
The Steelers have been awfully impressive the last few weeks and even more impressive is that they’re doing it without Troy Polamalu. Over the last few years, they allow about a touchdown less per game when he’s in the lineup as opposed to when he’s not in the lineup, so just a imagine how good they’ll be once he returns. Ben Roethlisberger is quietly having an MVP type season as he’s on pace for 4406 yards, 7.4 YPA, 67.1% completion, and 32 touchdowns to 8 interceptions.
He is 5th in the NFL in QB rating and is on pace for the 2nd best QB rating of his career, behind 2007, when he threw just 404 times on a conservative offense. This year, he’s thrown 298 times on a more pass heavy offense that has had a spotty running game. You could argue this is the best regular season of his career. If they get Polamlau back for the two Baltimore games, they could easily sweep both games against an underwhelming Baltimore team and either way, they’re the favorite in...