And it all comes down to this. Who would have ever thought the Steelers would be hosting the AFC Championship game in 2011? Despite all the issues in the offseason….the Roethlisberger suspension, the Holmes trade, the Colon injury…the road to the AFC title still travels through Heinz Field.
Certainly, everybody thought the Steelers were headed up north to Boston next week so this is a plus. But the Jets are no joke. They’ve just defeated Indianapolis and New England on the road. They won’t be scared at all.
A few storylines you are sure to hear a lot about this week:
– Ike Taylor vs. Santonio Holmes. Huge matchup.
– Can Mark Sanchez win a title game on the road in Pittsburgh? Is he good enough?
– Jets pass rush vs Steelers offensive line.
– Is Bart Scott sane?
– Darrelle Revis returns to his hometown. Who will he matchup against?
– The impending “war of words” that Rex Ryan is sure to start. Who will be the first to take a shot at Pittsburgh? Will the Steelers retaliate.
So much to talk about this week. Can’t wait for Sunday. One win away from the promise land. Let’s roll.