Re: Week 3
The 49ers are a team built to order for what the Steelers do on both sides of the ball.
Teams just can't run on Pittsburgh - thats not going to change when your QB isn't enough of a genuine threat to push the Steelers D away from the LOS.
I think the 49ers were slightly flattered by their 7-9 record last year - with an improvement in personell I expect them to hit that number of wins again.
7-9 teams from the NFC really don't have what it takes to make this a close one.
Willie parker will have a big day and Ben will more than likely cash in with a nice TD/INT ratio.
Steelers 37 49ers 6
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.