Well, let’s just say Steelers fans should not have expected any less from the game Sunday night. Even though Troy Polamalu and James Harrison watched the home opener out of uniform and the running game was highly ineffective, the Pittsburgh Steelers still brought the 10th consecutive home opener win to Heinz Field, defeating the New York Jets 27-10.
Even though the referees seemed to be in love with those yellow flags and Heinz Field heard quite possibly the longest (and loudest) boo after an awful call that followed the throwing of one of those flags, the Steelers fought through it. But to be honest, they made it look pretty easy and it was expected out of this team, especially with the loud support of thousands of fans and the visual appeal of a stadium full of Terrible Towels. Quite frankly, Sunday was beautiful. Here are some players worth recognizing…
Ben Roethlisberger – As my favorite player, I will defend this man forever, but with his performance on Sunday, he doesn’t need me to. Sunday’s game showed the quarterback that we love. He made the connections (to 10 different receivers) and moved around when he needed more time to make a play. Sunday might not have been his all-time best, but he certainly showed that he is one of the top NFL quarterbacks.
Heath Miller – I do not think this guy gets enough recognition for how amazing of a player he actually is. He remains a consistent target for Roethlisberger and usually delivers for the Steelers when Roethlisberger is able to connect with him in the end zone. To this I say, HEATHHHHH…
Ryan Clark – After not being able to play in the season opener in last week’s loss to Denver, he made up for it this week with making a team-high of eight tackles and looked good doing so.
Mike Wallace – So, did everyone else see those feet? This guy knows what he’s doing. And you can second-guess that touchdown all you want Jets fans, but Wallace was in. Thanks to that fancy footwork the Steelers were able to get a step above the Jets and continued to do so through out the rest of the game.
Next week, the black and gold hits the road to play against the Oakland Raiders who are currently 0-2. The 1-1 Steelers need keep the momentum from this week going into next to bring out another win and into bye week. They got this. Here. We. Go.