This was not how the script was supposed to read for the defending Super Bowl champions.á With one of the NFL's easiest (at least on paper) schedules, the Steelers seemed a sure bet to steamroll their way to the playoffs. Not so on the field. Pittsburgh has faltered to 1-2 and has seen their season defined by an injury to star safety Troy Polamalu and sloppy second-half play by both offense and defense. Pittsburgh has played well enough to be 3-0, they just have not finished games. It would be easy to try to pin their latest loss on Limas Sweed, or just the defense, but football is a team sport.á Everyone contributes both positively and negatively. Next Sunday, the Steelers draw the San Diego Chargers.á What originally seemed like the first potential test now looms as an almost must-win ...
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