Pittsburgh Steelers Face Must-Win in Turnpike Bowl

Posted: 15th October 2009 by Vicki Farries in NFL
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During his post-Super Bowl press conference, Coach Mike Tomlin stated, ôThere will be a new 53 men. A lot of the faces will be the same. But nothing stays the same in this game.ö That statement could not be truer considering the first quarter results.á After five games, Steelers rank 14th in total offense, and 16th in total defense compared to last year overall stats of 20th in total offense, No. 1 in total defense. There is definitely a change in the style of play, devoting more to the pass and putting more of the burden on the shoulders of QB Ben Roethlisberger. Although the Steelers won 28-20 against the Detroit Lions Sunday, there are concerns over the lack of offense in the second half. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians confessed that he ôgot a little gree ...

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