View Full Version : Steelers are NFL's lone dominant team by James Walker

10-15-2010, 08:27 PM
Thought this was a good article and wanted to share it.

PITTSBURGH -- There's no 4-0 team in the NFL for the first time since 1970, so the consensus is there is no dominant team.

But I disagree. Football pundits aren't looking hard enough, because the league's lone dominant franchise resides in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers (3-1) have been winning quietly and playing at less than 100-percent capacity without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=5536), who is returning this week from a four-game suspension. Still, they are 32 seconds away from being 4-0, which virtually throws out the aforementioned stat everyone wants to talk about.

Don't let a late Joe Flacco (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=11252) touchdown pass fool you: Pittsburgh is elite. Now at full strength, Pittsburgh is ready to show its dominance Sunday against the Cleveland Browns (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/cle/cleveland-browns) (1-4).

Here is why the Steelers are the NFL's most dominant team:

Roethlisberger is back: This has been a huge story this week (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5681334), but it cannot be overstated. Roethlisberger is a top-five quarterback and a two-time Super Bowl champion. It's like acquiring a $100 million free agent in Week 6 to boost an already strong team. The Steelers' passing game is last in the NFL (136 ypg.), but it will improve dramatically with Roethlisberger. Pittsburgh won with defense and special teams (http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_/id/17411/steelers-can-win-without-big-ben), and now the team can beat opponents with all three phases.

"We're truly a 53-man roster, instead of a 52-man roster," Steelers left tackle Max Starks (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=5600) said. "It makes things more comfortable. It allows us the opportunity to do whatever, because we have [Roethlisberger] ... Now we have that full family."

Link to the rest of the article: http://bleacherreport.com/tb/b6rq1

10-15-2010, 08:48 PM
:herewego: back to our superbowl 43 year status..and I'm loving it :cope: