A statement game. That was what this game was all about for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that needed to rebound in a big way after their poor showing in week one. The defense, in particular, needed to show they were still young enough to become a dominant force in the NFL. At least against the Seattle Seahawks, they were. While shutting out one of the worst offenses in the league is not a major accomplishment, the Steelers dominated to the best of any defense's ability.

With roughly nine minutes to go in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks finally crossed the fifty yard line into Steelers territory. However, two sacks quickly put an end to any threat they could muster. The Steelers sacked Tavaris Jackson five times and held Marshawn Lynch to 11 yards on 6 carries. In the end, the "too old, too slow" defense returned back to mid-season form to avoid starting 0-2.

Pittsburgh's offense was efficient, not flashy. The Steelers scored three touchdowns with Ben Roethlisberger methodically leading the charge down the field. The only time the offense scuffled was on the opening drive when Rashard Mendenhall was stuffed at the one yard line on fourth and goal. After the Seahawks punted, Pittsburgh marched down the field and took the lead with a one yard touchdown from Mendenhall. Pittsburgh never looked back, getting touchdowns from Ike Redman and Mike Wallace.

The offensive line was still below average in pass protection. Roethlisberger was sacked twice and hit multiple times. Late in the second quarter, defensive end Chris Clemons fell into Roethlisberger's knee causing Big Ben to bend backward. The play was eerily similar to Tom Brady's injury in 2008 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Ben walked off on his own power and returned in the second half to throw a touchdown to Mike Wallace. As the game progressed, Roethlisberger's limp appeared to become less obvious, however the injury may have affected his accuracy.

For the first time, the Steelers will head to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to face the Peyton Manning-less Colts; a team who lost to Cleveland this week and is 0-2 to start the season.
The Steelers shutout the Seahawks for the second straight meeting between the two teams. In 2007 they beat Seattle 21-0 at Heinz Field.
Mike Wallace finished with exactly 126 yards. He will need to average 126 yards per game in order to reach his goal of the NFL's first 2000 yard season for a wide out.

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