The Steelers rolled up 410 yards to 213 for the Chargers and held the ball for more than 36 minutes in an 11-10 victory.
Yet the Chargers talked after the game as if they had dominated the Steelers.
That could come back to haunt them.
I don't expect LaDanian Tomlinson to play, which means Darren Sproules will have to carry the load. I don't think he'll have a lot of success against this Pittsburgh defense, which does a great job of closing down gaps.
Sproules could hurt Pittsburgh on some swing passes, though. He's very fast when he gets the ball on the edge.
Punter Mike Scrifres is also a weapon. He only punted twice the first time, but pinned the Steelers at the 6 and 15. He's a guy who changes field position every game.
But at this point, I like the Steelers, 24-13.
They'll get after Phillip Rivers and Willie Parker had 115 yards rushing in the first meeting. It's a good matchup for the Steelers.