oh yeah. oh yeah. oh yeah. incredible fantastic awesomeness. am i being clear here? that i am really pleased with tonight's performance by the steelers? because if i'm not being clear, i can be a bit more emphatic. O MY GOSH OUR DEFENSE IS SO STINKING GOOD!
there, is that better? i hope so. because i want to express that this was a huge win. we needed this win after last weeks dismal outcome. we needed this for the momentum of our season, to maintain our lead over the ravens, to prove that we can beat the nfc east, and to rebuild some confidence. our defense came up huge tonight. i mean, they were stifling. 7 sacks. they held portis, the league's leading rusher, to 51 yards rushing. they intercepted jason campbell twice (he hadn't been picked off yet this year!). they only gave up 6 points on two field goals, both of which came on very short fields for the redskins. our defense was awesome.
the offense, on the other hand, left a little to be desired, but it seems somewhat clear that ben's been playing pretty hurt. and maybe for awhile. it was good to see willie back carrying the ball; it was good to see mewelde continue to contribute, and it was good to see santonio put the ganja down long enough to score a touchdown. now we are the second best team in the afc and looking forward to peyton and the colts coming to our place next week.
oh, one more thing. even the national media is impressed tonight at the number of steeler fans and terrible towels in fedex field in d.c. don't be surprised, people. that's how we roll. steeler nation, baby. halfway through the season and 6-2.