The Steelers will play host to the Atlanta Falcons for their 3rd preseason game. Pittsburgh enters this game with a 1-1 record in exhibition.
The 3rd game is traditionally where you see the starters play into the 3rd quarter before being pulled in favor of the backups. This is where you want to see the starting offense move the ball effectively, keep drives alive, and start to look like a regular season unit. On defense you want to see good run defense, pressure on the QB, and a secondary that's sticking to their opponent. This one is as close to a regular season game as you'll get in the preseason.
Guys to watch especially in this game for the Steelers. Tony Hills, Marcus Gilbert, Donovan Warren, Keenan Lewis, Cam Heyward, and Stevenson Sylvester.
Latest injury updates as of 8/25/11
Ike Taylor is out.
Cortez Allen, Cotchery, McFadden, Sanders, and Jonathan Scott are questionable.
We will update the latest injury news for this game when it becomes available.
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