Just a week after all of the speculation came that the defense was aging, and the offense was not disciplined, the Steelers answered back and made a statement for this year. Pittsburgh dominated on both sides of the ball shutting out Seattle and handing them their second loss of the season. The final score was 24-0 with scoring plays to Mendenhall, Redman, Wallace, and a 20 yd field goal by Suisham. A scary moment for Ben when his leg would be rolled on, and had to leave the game for a couple of plays. He would come back to finish the game completing 22 of his 30 passes for 298 yards and 1 touchdown.
The defense went from displaying their worst defensive stand in years to one of the best in years. The Seahawks failed to make it to the Steelers side of the field until the 4th quarter, and only totaled 190 total yards the whole game. Tarvaris Jackson completed 20 of his 29 passes but failed to throw a touchdown, or score at all. They gained only 31 yards on the ground, which is about 140 yards better than last week. Pittsburgh failed to force turnovers, but still had a solid outing this week.
The Steelers set out to rest everyones worries about the team this year, and even showed how dominant they can be. I still view this team as a SuperBowl contender, and think they can make a deep run to get back to the promise land and make an attempt for redemption. Next week the team plays a shaky Manningless Colts team who is still trying to find their identity, and a win, on Sunday night football. Tune in later this week for my Colts vs Steelers Preview.
That's all for now folks!