The Steelers played Sunday like a veteran team that new what it wanted and knew how to get it.
That first offensive play to Mike Wallace off of play-action was a message to the Browns: "What happened last year isn't going to happen again this time around."
© After a while, I started to feel a little bad for Colt McCoy in this game.
I wonder why McCoy's dad didn't call somebody on the Cleveland sidelines and tell them he wasn't going back out there?
For those of you who don't remember, that's what McCoy's dad did last year in his final game at Texas.
© I would have loved to have been in Baltimore when they kept showing the Steelers-Browns score.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he and the players would be keeping an eye on the scoreboard Sunday.
I can only imagine the reaction as the the scoreboard showed 14-0 at about 1:10 p.m.
© I think the Steelers like where they're at right now.
Though Pittsburgh is the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs, they will be about the last team that everyone talks about heading into the postseason.
New England will get a lot of hype and rightfully so. But Baltimore, Indianpolis, the Jets and even the Chiefs will be sexier stories.
The national media will forget all about the most recent AFC team to win a Super Bowl.
© I like the way the offensive line is protecting in front of Ben Roethlisberger right now.
Roethlisberger was not sacked on Sunday and did pretty much whatever he wanted to in the pocket.
© My Marvin Lewis-to-Pitt tip on this blog well over a month ago is starting to get some legs again.
A bigger surprise is this. Word has it that Tom Bradley is so fed up with things in State College that he would leave Penn State to come to Pittsburgh as Lewis' defensive coordinator.
© Here's the final fallout on who the Steelers will play in 2011 – assuming there is a season:
Home: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Tennessee, New England, Arizona and St. Louis
Away: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, San Francisco and Seattle.
That's six playoff opponents - including Baltimore twice – with four of those games coming on the road.
Of course, the Steelers were 7-1 on the road this season.