Another nice quiet day for the Steelers. Everybody practiced today, with the exception of Hines Ward, who got his usual Wednesday veteran's day off.
San Diego could not say the same. LaDainian Tomlinson, Antonio Gates and Jamal Williams were among the Chargers not practicing - though Williams was non-injury related.
Tomlinson is unlikely to play against the Steelers, while Gates continues to struggle with a high ankle sprain that has bothered him for a number of weeks.
Placekicker Nate Kaeding has a groin injury that could be troublesome as well.
© The Steelers are a very loose bunch right now. I think this team has a lot of confidence heading into this game with San Diego.
They know they dominated the Chargers on both sides of the ball in the first meeting, rolling up twice as many yards and holding the ball for over 36 minutes.
They also know that the Chargers are 3-5 on the road this season, with those lone road wins being at Oakland, Kansas City and Tampa Bay.
Only Tampa Bay would be considered a strong opponent and that win came in late December, when the Bucs had mailed in their season.