It took a quarter to warm up, at least offensively but once they got going, the Pittsburgh Steelers, led by Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and DeAngelo Williams; were unstoppable. The trio amassed 300 yards passing with 3 TD’s (Ben), 126 receiving yards and 2 TD’s (A.B.) and my personal pick for player of the week DeAngelo Williams amassed 143 rushing yards, 28 receiving yards and 2 TD’s.
Let’s also recognize that these accomplishments were all done without LeVeon Bell, Markus Wheaton or LaDarius Green. Stepping up into the spotlight, other than Williams was young receiver named Eli Rogers. The Steelers seem to be churning out receivers in recent years and this kid Rogers may be the next in a long line of great ones. He six balls for 59 yards and a TD and that TD catch, while not intended for him, was a phenomenal grab, bouncing around off of helmets and hands before being gracefully snagged by the young Rogers for the score.
This team looks like they can easily score 30 points a game and once they got going; there really was no stopping the Ben to Brown combo. They are clearly on the same page at all times and quite frankly they play flawlessly together. It’s quite enjoyable to watch.
Brown is pacing to be the greatest receiver in Pittsburgh history and will surely shatter all the records on what appears to be his way to a Hall of Fame career.
While it’s only one week and anything can happen along the way, you have to be pretty excited right now if you’re a Steeler fan. They can score with anyone but will surely get a tougher test this week as they host the arch rival Bengals for the first time since the ugliest game of the year in the playoffs last season. The Steelers think they can score at least 30, I think they can too, I doubt Cincinnati agrees and they’ll surely be out for revenge. This will be a battle for the ages and is about as important a game as can be in week two of the NFL Season. The winner moves to 2-0 while the loser already falls a game back.
Get ready, Sunday is coming fast…
Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association http://www.steelnationassociation.com– Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.