That has been the Steelers' calling card for years...running the ball and stopping the run. However, a new team has emerged that is even better than us, and our head coach happened to come here from there. Last season, the Vikings led the league in both categories, with the Steelers taking the bronze medal as the third best team in the league in both categories (Minnesota ran for almost 30 yards more per game last year than we did, and gave up about 15 yards per game less on the ground). I'm glad we are playing them in the 3rd preseason game, where teams traditionally play their starters the longest. That means that we get an extended look to see how our starting front 7 will hold up against Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor, and we also get to see how Willie Parker and Rashard Mendenhall do running against the wall of Kevin Williams, Pat Williams, Jared Allen, etc. The best way to grow is by challenging yourself when you are going up against the best the league has to offer. I am looking forward to seeing who steps up to the challenge on Saturday night (I'm looking at you, members of the o-line and d-line!). Remember, this game is being shown live on CBS for all those folks who have been forced to search out internet feeds to watch the games up to this point. Woo hoo!!!