25 Jan 2006
OK, this is one of those stories you see during the "dead week" leading up to the Super Bowl. Pittsburgh, the designated home team, has chosen to wear their road whites for the big game. Bill Cowher claims that since his team isn't playing at Heinz Field, it's a road game. Maybe. Or perhaps it has something to do with the Steelers reeling off three in a row on the road in the playoffs.
Most football fans are superstitious, and as a Steelers fan, I might be the worst of the bunch, so this move makes perfect sense to me. Others might argue that it shouldn't matter what uniform a team wears, it ultimately comes down to execution. And there's probably something to this line of reasoning. To test it, I suggest the Seahawks come out of the tunnel in the Arizona Cardinals' home jerseys. (free registration/bugmenot required)
25 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2006, 2:08am by Trogdor
Just in case Sunday night did not make it clear, defense rules the NFL in 2016. The best teams in overall DVOA all combine top-five defenses with below-average offenses. The Eagles now lead the league in both defense and special teams and are back to No. 1 overall.