Like many of you, work beckons tomorrow morning, and its already almost 1:00 am in my neck of the woods. So this is “First Draft,” with inital thoughts on the game. Check back for a thorough analysis tomorrow.
The Steelers improved their record tonight by defeating the Cleveland Browns on the road by a score of 10-6. Played in a terrible wind, the Steelers were led by Ben Roethlisberger, Willie Parker, and a defense that came up with plays when it had to.
The Steelers were also aided by a Cleveland team that was plagued by poor clock management at the end of both halves.
Players of the game:
Big Ben: He played fearlessly and almost flawlessly with a seperated shoulder
Willie Parker: He turned in a another hundred year game. He broke no long runs, but he moved the chains.
Troy Polamalu: My, what it a difference it makes to have him back healthy
Chris Kemoeatu: Another oustanding performance, opening holes for Willie.
Bryant McFadden: Came up big in two key plays
That’s all for now, full commentary will follow tomorrow.