The outcome of Thursday night's game was about as much in doubt as the Republicans taking control of Congress in the most recent elections.
You knew both were going to happen, it was only a matter of how big the wins were going to be.
© Mewelde Moore and Jason Worilds both suffered knee injuries, the extent of which is not yet known.
© It was good to see James Harrison finally get to the quarterback again for a sack. Harrison had gone three games without one, his longest stretch this season.
The guy works way too hard and had been too close too many times not to get at least one more to close out the season.
© It's getting pretty obvious why punter Jason Kapinos was available for the Steelers to pick up when Daniel Sepulveda was lost for the season a few weeks ago.
He usually gets decent hang time on his punts, but the distance is certainly lacking in the cold Pittsburgh winter.
For a team that likes to play the field-position game, that's not a good thing.
© I'm not a fan of Mike Tomlin leaving starters in the game in a rout like this.
Though Tomlin began pulling starters midway through the fourth quarter, for some reason a banged-Ben Roethlisberger stayed in the whole way.
Same goes for Mike Wallace, who the Steelers threw a quick pass just before the two-minute warning to get him 100 yards.
If either of those two guys were injured, this team wouldn't win a single game in the playoffs, regardless of the opponent.
Yes, I know the Steelers went 3-1 without Roethlisberger to start the season, but that was a team that was relatively healthy on defense.
That's not the case now.
And Wallace means a heck of a lot to this team as well.
© Merry Christmas.