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Shaky Start or Sudden Doom?

Posted on: September 18, 2011 10:31 pm
 
Last week we watched the Baltimore Ravens take the field on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The only problem is, the Steelers didn't take the field with them. Not one phase of the complete team performed anywhere near satisfactory. The offensive line looked sloppy, the run game was poor. Turnovers are what really did the team in though, giving up the ball as many times as scored points. Seven turnovers are never good, especially when your defense is aging. The defense is still dominant, and one of the best in the league. That being said, they need breaks. They can't come off the field get a sip of water and have to go back in the game due to a turnover. The offense needs to force longer drives and more points so that this team can get the rest they need in between series. 

This week Pittsburgh takes on an old superbowl foe in the Seahawks. A completely different team now as they only have two starters from the 2005 superbowl. Pete Carrol has taken over since and is looking to turn things around in his second year. Starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson had a less than average game last week giving up two fumbles, and 1 interception in a loss to the 49ers. Also, a stat worth mentioning, in 8 east coast games the Seahawks have gone 0-8 and have turned over the ball 11 times. Hopefully this gives the advantage to Pittsburgh and they can get their season back on track.

My prediction: Steelers over the Seahawks 27-10 

Whats your prediction?


--JT
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