What a busy week it's been, what with a game on Sunday and having to travel on Wednesday.
It really doesn't offer time for a whole lot of analysis, but here's what we know.
Troy Polamalu and LaMarr Woodley won't play Thursday night for the Steelers.
Woodley should be back when the Steelers travel to Cincinnati Oct. 21, while Polamalu could be back for that game - though the following week against Washington is more likely.
It says here that it won't matter against the Titans.
Tennessee's biggest issue has been scoring. The Titans allow way too many points and score way too few.
Tennessee is averaging 17.6 points per game and allowing 36.2. You don't often see a 20-point disparity like that in the NFL, which shows just how bad the Titans have been playing.
Yes, the Steelers have had some issues on the road this season as well, giving up 65 points in two road games - both losses - but that shouldn't matter here.
The addition of running game should help.
Part of Pittsburgh issue in its two road losses has been stopping opponents in the second half. The Steelers have given up eight scores in nine second half possessions.
A running game would really help limit some of those second half touches for opposing teams, and Rashard Mendenhall showed Sunday against Philadelphia that he can be a game-changer in that respect.
I think the Steelers build a nice early lead in this one and actually get some stops in the second half.
Take Pittsburgh to win, 31-13
@ On the subject of Polamalu, it's ridiculous that some are ready to jettison one of the team's greatest players.
"He's too injury-prone, blah, blah, blah," the critics say.
I pretty much tune them out when they start that garbage.
Last I checked, Polamalu played all 16 games in 2011. He played 14 games in 2010, when he won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.
Yes, he missed 11 games in 2009, but really, that was the exception, not the norm.
This is a player who is as special as any man who has ever put on a uniform, not just for the Steelers, but for any team.
He'll go out on his own terms. And he will be back this season and will again be a difference maker.
In fact, many of the same bozos saying this is the end for Polamalu were probably the same people saying the Steelers should release Mendenhall.
Polamalu's all-out style of play is going to lead to an injury here or there. But he's still one of the biggest difference makers in the league.