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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins - Open Thread

Ok Steelers fans. Two hours away until we see how we'll respond to our late collapse against the New York Giants last Sunday. A win here against a very competitive Washington team would have to make us feel good about our team, even if the offense once again plays inconsistently. It will take solid play, at least for part of the game, in all three areas of the game for us to escape FedEx Field with a win.

My keys:

1) Find a way to get Willie Parker involved while still utilizing what Mewelde Moore brings to the table.

2) As always, keep Big Ben upright. If that means incorporating quick hitting pass plays and unexpected running plays, let's hope Arians has designed some new looks.

3) Survive in the secondary without Bryant McFadden and possibly Ryan Clark, depending on his shoulder.

4) Limit the Redskins' big plays on special teams, as well as execute with our new long snapper.

5) Convert in the red zone, as well as force the Skins to settle for 3 when they breach our red zone.

I'll be here all game. Join me in cheering on the Steelers as they traverse into the largest and one of the loudest fields in the league.