HereÆs my take on the SteelersÆ 37-36 victory against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon: 1. OK, now can we stop the silly talk about the Steelers' most valuable player this season? While safety Troy Polamalu watched in street clothes one more time, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passed for a team-record 503 yards and willed victory in the final minutes again. Yes, theádefense misses Polamalu in the worst way, but to be an MVP, you have to actually play the games. 2. What went overlooked is how close Roethlisberger came to something really special. If Santonio Holmes, Heath Miller, Mike Wallace, and Hines Ward donÆt drop a ball apiece, then Big Ben would have threatened the NFL record for most pass yards in one game. In the first week of the 1951 season, Los Angeles Rams quarter ...
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