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mesaSteeler
10-18-2009, 10:24 PM
Lessons From the N.F.Lís Week 6
By Judy Battista
http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/

STEELERS ROUNDING INTO FORM

It was a very good day for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Vikingsí next opponent. They were revived by the return of safety Troy Polamalu, who had a first-half interception against Cleveland. The Steelers had 543 yards of offense, beat the Browns, 27-14, and watched Baltimore and the upstart Bengals lose, leaving the Steelers tied with Cincinnati atop the American Football Conference North at 4-2. The Bengals may have also lost defensive end Antwan Odom, who was tied for the league lead in sacks entering the day, to an Achillesí injury. And you can bet Ben Roethlisberger and Bruce Arians will smile thinking about a Vikings defense that gave up 368 passing yards to Joe Flacco.

(Rest of the article is not about the Steelers but I'll include the part about the Vikes . - mesa)

ANOTHER STRONG START FOR FAVRE

Think the Jetsí owner, Woody Johnson, is wondering where this Brett Favre was last year? Probably not. After all, this was the way Favre looked early last season for the Jets, before he broke down. But when Favre rifled a 58-yard pass to Sidney Rice after the Baltimore Ravens had taken a lead late in the fourth quarter Sunday, he looked like the Favre of Green Bay vintage. Favre is completely at ease running the Vikingsí offense. He had only 259 yards passing in Minnesotaís 33-31 victory, but the Vikings are 6-0. Things will become a lot scarier if Adrian Petersonís ankle injury and Percy Harvinís bad shoulder limit them.