When you go 0-4 in the red zone in a half, it helps if you hold the opposing team to a single first down and a paltry seven minutes of possession. That's what Pittsburgh was able to accomplish, albeit while togged up in ugly throwback unis, in its convincing 26-3 win today over the Bills, who looked about as offensively inept as the Browns did last week. The Browns this week? Well, let's just say I was a big fan of the Browns offense this week.
Excluding the inability to get the ball in the endzone in the first half, there's little fault to find, save that reappearance of the Roethlisberger's "heave the ball deep into double coverage foolishly when the Steelers have momentum" call on the team's second drive, which was a signature of last year. However, let us not forget that after two starts last year, he was yet to throw a touchdown pass, so I'll take the five touches and one pick he has thus far.
The Steelers picked up their 500th win as a franchise, making them to only AFC team to reach that mark to go along with being the AFC team with five Super Bowl rings. So, c'mon AFC, let's pick it up a little, huh? We're sick of carrying your dead ass on our shoulders.
Next week presents perhaps the biggest challenge of the season so far, as the 2-0 Steelers face the 2-0 49ers at home. Sure, even though 49ers haven't blown out their first two opponents the way Pittsburgh has, they've at least proven to be resilient enough to pull out back-to-back tight wins over division foes.
Hopefully the injury to James Harrison, who has been impressive with a sack in a half in his game and a half of play this year, isn't as severe as it looked when it happened at the last play of the first half and he'll be able to continue filling in aptly for J-Peezy.