Sunday will be a beautiful day unless you're a motorist downtown.
With temperatures in the high 60s and lots of sunshine expected, the Steelers return home to Heinz Field amid The Great Race to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The last time Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh played, Charlie Batch was under center for a suspended Ben Roethlisberger, and he led Pittsburgh to its third straight win in impressive fashion, slaughtering the visitors 38-13. The Steelers will have a chance to win their third game just as they did in 2010, but with Roethlisberger under center this time and facing perhaps not quite as dominant a defense as the Bucs had back then. These teams haven't met in Pittsburgh since 2006, when the Steelers defeated a Bruce Gradkowsi-led squad to a 20-3 victory. In fact, Tampa Bay hasn't defeated the Steelers in Pittsburgh in the franchise's entire existence. Pittsburgh is 8-1 all time against them, road and home.
The only Bucs Pittsburghers care about now is the soon-to-be NL Central champion Pirates, who remain hot and nipping at the Cardinals' heels for the division title. But that doesn't mean the Steelers shouldn't be concerned about their upcoming opponents. It just means, with the festivities in the area, the surging Buccos and the beautiful atmosphere expected Sunday, dahntahn Pittsburgh may just be the place to be Sunday morning.
Anyone up for some Peace, Love and Little Donuts?