The Pittsburgh Steeler overcame early mistakes and a lackluster first half offensive performance to defeat the Washington Redsklins at home 23-6.
The real story of the game was the Steelers defense. Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis, who had been running roughshod over opposing defenses, was not a factor. Jason Campbell, who has shown himself to be one of the NFL's rising stars this year, wilted under a relentless Steelers pass rush that sacked him 7 times.
On offense the Steelers saw the return of Willie Parker and Santoino Holmes, although it lost Ben Roethlisberger at the half. Byron Leftwich played extremely well in relief, however, leading the Steelers to two touchdown scores.
(Its 3:00 am in my part of the word. Check back in a day or so for a complete write up.)
Polling Suspended (Again)
Bloggers polling plugin officially SUCKS. For weeks now I've watch as vote tallies on Steelers free agency, draft needs, and the draft itself go up... and then down.
Thanks to all of those who voted, but I'm taking the poll on Jarvis Jones down because there are 80% fewer votes now than yesterday afternoon....