Thursday, September 10, 2009
Week 1 Selections:
Titans @ Steelers - Super Bowl champions will be honored tonight on their home turf. The Pittsburgh Steelers, last seasons Super Bowl champion, will take on the Tennessee Titans on the grass of Heinz Field. Big Ben Roethlisberger will lead the Steelers offense against the Albert Haynesworth-LESS Titans defense. I see major problems this year for the Titans defense at stopping the run without the big fella. We will see how Parker does against the Titans defense, and pay close attention to the affect that has on the play action pass for the Steelers offense tonight. For the Titans, Kerry Collins and company will be going against the NFL's best defense from a year ago, and the NFL's best defense this year. The Steelers defense is ferocious and plays even better at home. Led by Pro Bowl saftey, Troy Paulomolu, this defense will be hard to gain yards against. The Titans better hope for some lucky bounces or penalties to come their way if they think they can win on the road tonight. It's opening night in the NFL so one would anticipate a sloppy first few drives as players have so much adrenaline flowing through their veins. Not me. I think the Steelers will run the ball down the Titans throat allowing them to stretch the field and put points on the board. No Fat Albert means no win tonight for the Titans. Fun fact: Kerry Collins has a career 73.6 QB rating and a 1:1 TD to INT ratio when he plays in 60 degree weather...Temperature in Pittsburgh: 67 degrees all night. Steelers over the Titans by a score of 24 - 13.