Tight end Heath Miller missed his second consecutive day of practice with a swollen knee. That could be troublesome if Miller is unable to play Sunday against the Patriots.
With Max Starks out and Jonathan Scott slated to replace him at left tackle, the Steelers could use Miller to chip a lot out of the backfield.
But if he doesn't play, that would leave them with Matt Spaeth and David Johnson to work with at tight end.
Miller expects to play, but we'll see.
© Expect to see more of Casey Hampton in the Steelers' nickel defense from here on out. Read my story in Friday's O-R to find out more about the move.
© I'm sure a lot of Steelers fans will be watching tonight's big game with Baltimore at Atlanta.
Atlanta has been very tough with Matt Ryan at home. They are 17-3 at home under coach Mike Smith and Ryan has won 13 in a row at the Georgia Dome.
For that reason - and the short week - I like Atlanta, 24-20.