A week ago, I ended up missing 80 percent of the Redskins-Ravens game because of the return of Michael Vick. Tonight, I’m hoping to be able to watch much more of this game from the press box.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is out, with the team taking no chances with his Achilles injury. Starting left guard Chris Kemoeatu also is out.
I will be watching to see how the Redskins respond to the Steelers’ physicality, because the Ravens, another black-and-blue team, ran them over last week and coach Jim Zorn later conceded that some of his players looked soft. Washington has to show a little something and find a way to score a few points. Last season, the Redskins’ offense couldn’t move the ball at all on Pittsburgh’s defense in their Monday Night Football encounter.
For the Steelers, I figure we’ll see plenty of action for all of their running backs. I’ll be interested to see if second-year WR Limas Sweed steps up at all.
We have some serious rain here, so if I’m running either team, that’s factoring into how much (or little) I play my starters. It’s soggy out there.