View Full Version : Super Bowl report: Pittsburgh Steelers- Fort Worth Star

01-07-2011, 01:44 PM
Arlington outlook: They have the defense and postseason pedigree to provide a challenge for the Patriots.

Scouting report: The Steelers have it all -- a championship quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger, a workhorse back in Rashard Mendenhall, a possession receiver in Hines Ward, a deep threat in Mike Wallace and a dominating defense that stifles the run and holds its own against the pass. All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu's health will be key. The Steelers were cautious with his strained Achilles' tendon, sitting him twice and playing him little in the regular-season finale. They'll need him at his best to make it out of the AFC. The Steelers have another concern. They went just 2-4 against playoff teams, including a loss to the Patriots at home.

JerryTron legacy: How about watching linebacker James Harrison -- the poster boy for the league's crackdown on illegal hits -- level a QB? That'd be a sight to see. Admit it. You'd pay to see it even if Harrison has to pay to do it. ----lmao

Player to watch: Wallace's elite speed combined with Roethlisberger's knack for extending plays and selling pump fakes makes for a miserable matchup for defensive backs. Wallace led the league with 26 catches of more than 20 yards and 10 of his 60 receptions went for touchdowns.

First round: Bye. (Plays IND, KC or BAL in second round)

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