First, let's address the injury issues. Both Hines Ward and William Gay will likely be out for the Steelers' game against Cleveland Thursday.
But with heavy winds and snow forecast, that might not be all that significant. This game will come down to an old-fashioned running contest.
In that kind of matchup, you have to like the Steelers, even though the weather conditions may make things a little tricky.
Brady Quinn has struggled mightily with his accuracy on his deep passes and his young receiving corps has struggled holding onto the football on a regular basis.
That makes this a perfect game to see what rookie cornerbacks Joe Burnett and Keenan Lewis have to offer.
Much like their game in Cleveland last year, a 10-6 win in heavy winds, the Steelers will win a game that is closer than it should be, 14-7.
© With Ward out, rookie receiver Tyler Grisham has been promoted from the practice squad to give the Steelers a fourth receiver.