Monday, December 1, 2008

Steelers beat Patriots 33-10

(Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)

We don't even know where to start with this one, what a game by the Steelers. On the first Steelers possession when Ben threw the interception, we were definitely thinking, here we go. We were obviously wrong as the defense did an amazing job against the Pats. James Harrison was the beast he usually is, along with LaMarr Woodley and Troy Polamalu. Harrison and Woodley have now set the club record for most combined sacks between two players. Harrison now has 14 sacks, 1 behind the individual sacks record, and Woodley with 11 1/2. Harrison also forced two fumbles from Matt Cassel, one of which was recovered by Woodley. Troy Polamalu added an interception and now has 6. Lawrence Timmons also had an interception that he returned 89 yards but couldn't quite get to the endzone, getting tackled at the one yard line. Gary Russell scored soon after.

On offense, Mewelde Moore looked good as usual and Willie Parker showed some flashes. Ben was doing a pretty good job after his interception and managed the game well. Heath Miller looked really good and what a tough guy with great hands. Hines Ward does what he does best, catches balls and grinds for more yards. Santonio Holmes' touchdown was a good one and he did a good job dragging his feet.

One of our favorate things was watching Bill Belichick look like an extremely grouchy hobo for basically the entire second half. Why does he insist on wearing that headband? It looks ridiculous. And of course the hood.

Even injured, Harrison's a terror by Ron Cook (We had no idea he was injured and he played his best football afterwards)

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