Friday, October 11, 2013

Sunday: Steelers @ Jets

Steelers @ Jets
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

"Rex's marauding defense should have no problem getting to Roethlisberger, who is becoming increasingly statuesque." Hondo, NY Post

Unfortunately, the way the Steelers have been playing this season, Hondo makes a good point. His observation makes more sense considering the Steelers are off to their first 0-4 start in 45 years.

So what to expect? On D, DE Cameron Heyward will be starting with rookie Vince Williams lining up alongside Laurence Timmons at inside linebacker. Defense will need some help considering the Steelers are the only team in the NFL to create a turnover.

On offense, Le'Veon Bell hopes to give the Steelers an offensive punch is sorely needs. In his debut, he finished with 57 yards and two TD's in 16 carries.

Newly acquired LT Levi Brown is expected to replace Mike Adams. Guard Ramon Foster is still uncertain to start (strained pecs). Roethlisberger needs better protection and quickly. In London, he was sacked five times by the Vikings and 15 times for the first four games of the season. He'll also be facing the second ranked defense in the league.

Roethlisberger needs four more TD passes to join Terry Bradshaw as the only players  in team history to throw 200.

Steelers signed two familiar faces this week with the return of safety Will Allen and LB Stevenson Sylvester

The last time the Steelers faced the Jets at NY was in 2007.