It's time for the congregation to put its blinders on.
Nevermind the crowd. Don't worry about who they have under center. Pay no attention to what other teams did. Instead, focus on the task at hand; playing a bipolar team that lacks a true offensive identity.
It's certainly a winnable game, but The Church of the Latter Day Rooneys knows everyone remembers 2009. The phrase "Letdown Game" permeates the entire league. No one is immune.
- The real season for championship teams starts in Week 12. Six games against teams either playing for that ever-important home playoff game, or playing for contract extensions. It's a dangerous combination, particularly when no team is even remotely healthy; only relatively so.
- Kansas City can beat teams over .500 by 28 points, or they can lose to wannabes by 41. You have no idea which Kansas City team will show up tonight.
- Define Foundational Player: A guy who is five catches away from breaking a team record for his position, will likely not get that in this game because his highest and best use this week will be blocking instead of receiving, and when informed of his proximity to the record, wasn't even aware of it. That's Heath Miller.
- Tamba Hali is a game-changer, plain and simple. The focus must be on stopping him.
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- May this be the last game before the return of Brother LaMarr, and no one replaces him next week.
- May Brother Ben not sink to his competition, and have confidence that his running game can win this with his help.
- May Brother Legursky replace penalties and inconsistency oft seen at the left guard position this year with the quickness that has taken him from undrafted training camp pylon to starter.
- May The Church, its members and certainly, the Steelers, remember this has nothing to do with the Baltimore Ravens. Tough game lay in waiting, we must take care of business.