Not a lot to say about this one. The Rams flat-out stink other than Steven Jackson.
As much as Maurice Jones-Drew is Jacksonville's entire offense, Jackson is the same for St. Louis.
It is somewhat troubling that, knowing that, the Steelers still permitted Jackson to rush for 100 yards and the Rams to go for 164 as a team.
The defense had been trending toward better showings against the run after some horrendous efforts early in the year.
It took a step back in that regard Saturday.
© Rashard Mendenhall takes a lot of flak from Steelers fans, who apparently prefer their runners to be 250-pound plodders.
But he made some outstanding runs in this one.
Yes, it was against St. Louis, which is awful against the run.
But coupled with Mendenhall's recent efforts - including a strong game last week at San Francisco – and you have a unit that has to at least keep opponents on edge heading into the playoffs.
Mendenhall's yards and carries are way down this season - 890 on 220 heading into Week 17 – but he's been kept fresh from having just one 20-plus carry game all season.
© Chris Kemoeatu played an entire game without a penalty
There's your early Christmas gift.
© Charlie Batch played OK in this one. Not great, but not bad.
But he didn't enough to show me that he would have led the Steelers to a win at San Francisco last week.
I'll stick with my original feeling that starting Roethlisberger in that game gave the Steelers the best chance to win. It didn't work out that way, but it's the truth.
© Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin send a message to rookie offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert, benching him because he wasn't happy with his preparation.
I've got a feeling, however, that if Baltimore would have been the opponent, Gilbert would have been out there.
© Kudos to Antonio Brown for breaking the team record for all-purpose yards in a season.
© The Steelers-Cleveland game has been moved to 4:15 p.m. and will be played at the same time as Cincinnati-Baltimore.
© Merry Christmas everyone. Enjoy your friends and family if you have the opportunity.