Steelers Week 2 Game Ball Goes To....

In association with a network wide partnership with Samsung, I'll be giving out a 'game ball' each week to the Pittsburgh Steelers player(s) that played an important role in that week's game. For Week 2, a 24-0 win over the hapless Seattle Seahawks, there were a number of players on both sides of the ball that warrant consideration. They are:

Though it was hardly his most spectacular performance, I'm going with Troy Polamalu this week. As Simonsen noted in his writeup about the game, Polamalu single-handedly stuffed the Seahawks' opening series after the Steelers turned the ball over on downs at the 1 yard line. He looked more explosive on Sunday than I've seen since late last regular season. I imagine he's still not feeling quite 100 percent physically, but his Week 2 effort convinced me that he's on the right track with his recovery and barring any future, unfortunate ailments, should be back to playing the type of remarkable football that we've come to expect and admire from Troy Polamalu. Let's sure hope so, because that would be absolutely huge for the team's chances this season. 

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