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mesaSteeler
12-04-2009, 05:25 PM
NFL from the sidelines

After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop.
http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com/

Who I like

If the Steelers are to start a run into the playoffs, it starts this week at home against Oakland.

Bruce Gradkowski will get the start at quarterback for the Raiders, which should tell you a little about how badly JaMarcus Russell played this season.

Last we saw of Gradkowski in Pittsburgh, he was having arguably the worst quarterbacking performance I've seen in 17 seasons of covering the Steelers - and I saw every one of Kordell Stewart's starts.

Starting for Cleveland in the regular season finale last year, Gradkowski was 5 for 16 for 18 yards and two interceptions in a 31-0 loss.

Gradkowski has been a little better in Oakland this season, but he's still completing just 52.5 percent of his passes.

Even though I think the Steelers will limit Ben Roethlisberger's passing a little bit to keep him from taking any big hits, Pittsburgh's offense should be able to do more than enough to cover the 13 1/2-point spread.

Take the Steelers, 27-6

Steeldude
12-04-2009, 07:26 PM
this is who i like...

http://www.gemzies.com/upload/page_thumb/leah_dizon_pose.jpg

Super Fan
12-04-2009, 08:51 PM
The Raiders have the worse run defense in the league........we need to pound the ball at least 40 times................

markymarc
12-05-2009, 11:18 AM
I expect to see a lot of running from Rashard Mendenhall.

KeiselPower99
12-05-2009, 12:46 PM
Gradkowski has started twice in Pittsburgh. 06 with Tampa and last year with Cleveland. I feel bad for him. No homecoming magic for a third time.