Steelers vs. Bengals Week 2 Monday Night Football Recap: Don't panic Steeler fans, 0-2 doesn't determine the outcome of the season.
I would say the O-line did a better job tonight than they did in week 1 against the Houston Oilers (Titans) when Big Ben was sacked 5 times against the Oilers. Felix Jones (Former Cowboys' RB) rushed for only 37 yards as he carried the ball 10 times and his longest rushing yard he gain was 14 yards... The Steel Curtain didn't get any turnovers but they did denied Bengals' Wide Receiver A.J. Green from getting a touchdown and limited him to only 41 receiving yards in the process. The Steel Curtain also denied the rest of the Bengals' Wide Receivers and Tight Ends from scoring a touchdown or 2 and held all of the receivers to under 70 yards of receiving. If it wasn't for the Bengals' Rookie Running Back Giovanni Benard who scored 2 touchdowns, ( 1 rushing and 1 receiving touchdown) the Steelers' would've walked out with a win in a low-scoring close game (10-6 would've been the final score) but it is what it is, the Bengals were a better team even though the final score is 20-10.
The Steelers will have a decent 6-game stretch when they face the Chicago Bears next week on Sunday Night Football to snap their 2-game setback. After the Week 3 matchup, they will play the like of the Vikings, Jets, Ravens, Raiders and a week 9 matchup against Tom Brady and the New England Pats in Foxboro. The Steelers' bye week is on Week 5. If the Steelers can be 5-1 or 6-0 in the next 6 games, then most people that are saying that the "Steelers are done" will have second thoughts and will start to double-talk and jump right back on the Steelers' bandwagon once again. It's amazing how many people can really show their true colors once a successful franchise like the steelers are "Caught up in a corner" or on a verge of losing and possibly crumbling to pieces but I'm confident that Coach Mike Tomlin as strong-minded as he is will encourage his team to keep his head up and tell his troops that they have 14 more opportunities to get things rolling in a right direction. Sometimes, when you want to win, you have to lose and fail before you climb to the top.