9.11.2008

Willie Pizzle Wins AFC POTW


Which tends to happen when you run for three scores and 130-plus yards. LaMarr Woodley is nominated for Defensive Player of the Week at NFL.com, where voting is open through 4 p.m.

In going for the 10th win in a row against Cleveland, the Steelers will obviously look to exploit a battered and embrassed Browns' secondary, which lost the services of another starter last week, as strong safety Sean Jones will miss a few weeks following arthroscopic knee surgery. Of course, this is a unit that boasted before the season that teams "will be sorry for targeting them." Well, the Cowboys sure weren't.

One of the more interesting matchups of the game will be how respective newbees Justin Hartwig and Shaun Rogers do against one another. Rogers can be dominating when he's on his game, which definitely wasn't the case last week. But he remains the best hope for the Browns to shore up their anemic ground defense, which the Steelers ravaged for 206 and 159 yards rushing in their two meetings last year, with Willie Parker going for over 100 in both contests.

1 comment:

Vern said...

I'm sure the Browns are real happy they traded Leigh Bodden away.