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09-26-2010, 09:29 AM

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Breaking down Steelers vs. Buccaneers

By Mark Kaboly
Sunday, September 26, 2010

3 reasons why the Steelers will win

Defense That's two games and one touchdown allowed by the Steelers' defense. Going up against another young and inexperienced quarterback like Josh Freeman could be overwhelming for him.

Charlie Batch Batch starts for the first time in nearly three years and could provide a much-needed spark to an offense that has yet to score a regulation touchdown in two games.

Jeff Reed The Steelers' kicker has been the offense's most valuable player, accounting for 22 of the Steelers' 34 points. Reed will likely be asked to attempt multiple field goals yet again.

3 reasons why the Steelers will lose

Turnovers With the way the Steelers' defense is playing, the only means by which any team will be able to score is if it is able to take advantage of a short field or two.

Heat The temperature in Tampa is expected to approach 90, and the Steelers showed that they aren't very good at dealing with high heat last week in Tennessee.

Josh Freeman Freeman is young, athletic and can make plays outside the pocket, which might be the only way a play can be made against the Steelers' defense.

Mark Kaboly can be reached at mkaboly@dailynewsemail.com or 412-664-9161.

09-26-2010, 12:43 PM
right on