Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 11/1/12
Last week: 15 (+7) Record: 4-3 After 2 straight wins, the Steelers are back in the AFC playoff picture at 4-3 and that’s despite Troy Polamalu being out. When he’s in the lineup over the last 3 years, they allow about a touchdown less per game when he’s in there so it’s good news that they’ve been playing well without him. Ben Roethlisberger is quietly having an MVP caliber year, completing 66.8% of his passes for an average of 7.4 YPA, 14 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. The bad news is that they face Eli Manning and the Giants this week and not only with Troy Polamalu not return, they’ve also lost Ryan Clark with a concussion. They did a good job against Robert Griffin last week as Dick LeBeau’s schemes confused yet another rookie, as he’s now 14-1 against rookie quarterbacks. However, Eli Manning is far from one. Studs RB Jonathan Dwyer: Rushed for 107 yards (73 after contact) on 17 attempts, 3 broken tackles, caught 1 pass for 8 yards on 1 attempt QB Ben Roethlisberger: 24 of 33...
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