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Written by Cotter   
October 11, 2009 16:50

The Steelers threw all the style they had at Friday night's "Steelers Style 09."

Unfortunately, we can't quite say the same for this afternoon's game against the Detroit Lions.

Nevertheless, there were plenty of positives in this game.

Mendenhall in the 1st half was unstoppable...

One costly pick six notwithstanding, Ben still threw for 277 yards and 3 TDs.

Hines Ward continued to personify the nickname, "Psycho Ward," with 7 catches for 87 yards and a score...

Heath Miller continued to personify the nickname, "Big Money," with 5 catches for 54 yards and a score...

Silverback had THREE sacks and a forced fumble...

Willie Gay had 1.5 sacks.

Lamarr Woodley had 1.5 sacks.

Ike Taylor had swagga...

But yet again the Steelers found themselves working a lot harder than they had probably expected just to avoid a late collapse at the hands of Daunte Culpepper(!)...

Thanks to the Bengals, we're now tied with the Ravens for 2nd place in the AFC North.

And next week, we play Cleveland.

Cleveland, in case you hadn't heard, managed to win their 1st game of the season earlier without scoring even ONE touchdown.

Derek Anderson was 2 for 17 for 23 yards.

We certainly like those odds.

And hey, style points only count in figure skating.

So let's not lose sight of the fact that in the end, the Steelers got a big win.


New week, new rules.

We'll take any and all reactions in the comments.

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Comments (6)
  • Grumpy
    Giving up 11-18 on third downs is not good. It's a win and we still have the Ravens twice and the Bengals once.
  • Christy
    Who are these guys and what have they done with the Steeler defense?!?
  • Ward > You
    A win is a win is a win... this game was embarrassing. The Steelers should have buried the Lions, instead they battled to the very last possession to win by 8. I hope Troy comes back soon and gives a boost to this otherwise flaccid defensive squad. The look on Ben's face is priceless when the other team marches 82 yards down the field and scores. No better way to get back on track is a solid win against the toilet turd Browns next week. I'm done venting, the Stillers won and Carson Palmer still sits on flashlight handles in the offseason.
  • tecmo  - abfgadfhb
    the vegas line for steelers/browns opened at like 13.5. i'm trying to decide if that's an insult to this steelers offense, or if they're taking our current defensive efforts into account.
  • Noah  - Just wondering....
    but in the Pick 'em thing, why did they not count Pittsburgh as a win? Especially when EVERYONE picked them?
  • tecmo  - dsfhsdjdgjn
    wasn't the line like 10? we won by 8, so the lions covered?
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