Found September 04, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
The Steelers and Titans face off at Heinz Field this Sunday afternoon. These teams met last season, and the Titans came out victorious that night. Like last year, the Steelers are undoubtedly the more talented of the two teams. Of course, that didn’t mean much last year, so this could be a toughly contested match-up. Quarterbacks: Jake Locker started 11 games for the Titans in 2012. Locker threw for 10 touchdowns, 11 picks, and 2,176 yards. Locker’s accuracy as a passer is very inconsistent. He’s also very poor at handling pressure. And it’s also been said that Locker could be used in the read option; that’ll be something interesting to watch. Ben Roethlisberger is entering his 10th year of his NFL career. I’ve said this 1,000 times, or at least that’s how much I’ve felt I said it: Roethlisberger must have a big year in 2013 in order for the Steelers to be successful. And for that to happen, he must remain healthy for at least 13 games. Ben was playing like an MVP until he was inj...
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