Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 9/29/13
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a very nasty habit of taking their opponents lightly and playing down to their competition. It led to a disappointing 2012 season and it has led to an embarrassing start to the 2013 season. Though the team did look better during the loss to the Chicago Bears last week, they have yet to start fast in any game in 2013. The Steelers only leads that they’ve held were 2-0 and 3-0 in the first quarter of weeks one and two. Against a team like the Minnesota Vikings, the Steelers can’t afford to get behind like they have. Before the team had to turn to Matt Cassel for the injured Christian Ponder at quarterback, the Vikings gameplan has always been to ride Adrian Peterson. So if the Steelers spot the Vikings a 10, 14, 17 point first quarter lead, it’s going to be hard to stop them from shortening the game by running the football. The team cannot go into this game thinking they’ve already won because Matt Cassel is now the starting quarterback. Though Cassel is...
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