Linebacker Joey Porter said the Steelers already know what San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers is going to do.
"They're not letting him do too much," Porter said. "They're not going to ask him to throw 30 times. They're going to tell him to manage the football game."
Porter doesn't sound too impressed with Rivers.
"We definitely have the scheme to rattle any quarterback," Porter said. "We'll see how he handles it."
• Reserve running back Najeh Davenport is inching closer to the playing field. Davenport, who hurt his lower leg Monday in practice and is listed as questionable, worked out with the team yesterday and showed enough to get coach Bill Cowher's attention.
"Najeh worked today. He felt pretty good," Cowher said. "We'll see how he feels, and we'll go from there."
Davenport has dressed the last two games but has yet to play. Another running back slowed because of injuries, Duce Staley, could also play against San Diego, although Cowher isn't making any guarantees.
• Santonio Holmes was the only rookie receiver taken in the first round of the 2006 draft. So far, Holmes, who starred at Ohio State, hasn't been much of a factor: five catches for 51 yards.
"Sitting back watching, it's kind of tough. But you play in certain situations for a reason," Holmes said. "I feel it was time for me to grow and learn a lot more over the year, than to be out there making all those mistakes early."