shheeww. they did it. as you look at your afc north standings this morning, you see that the pittsburgh steelers are 2-0 and that the cleveland browns are 0-2. in a league where every win counts, that's all that matters. and in a season where all the afc north teams have pretty brutal schedules, this is a head start that the steelers should not relinquish over the next 14 games. if you look at the standings, that's basically what you see.
and if you look at the facts of the thing, you've got continued dominance by the steelers. they've now won 10 straight over the browns, and 16 of the last 17. if you look at the historical facts, that's basically what you see.
but unless you watched the game, you didn't really get an accurate picture. and given the offensive impotence of both teams, the slow pace, and the lack of anything even approaching excitement, i don't think there were many (besides steelers and browns fans) who watched the game.
i, of course, did watch the game. from start to finish. every futile running play. every dropped pass. every punt. and every wind-blown play until the final whistle ended the football purgatory with the steelers on top, 10-6. i must say, the steelers just narrowly won this, and if not for some terrible clock management and decision making by romeo and the browns, it could have been a different outcome. but the browns are the browns, and the steelers are still the steelers, even with ben's separated shoulder. and all that really matters is that 1-0 became 2-0. on the eagles next week....