The Steelers buried Seattle 24-0 today, the defense came back to life with multiple sacks and big hits, although Tavaris Jackson is most likely the worst QB starting in the NFL. Mike Tomlin continues to keep playing key guys way too long in blowouts. Ben Roethlisberger already injured earlier thanks to poor pass protection stayed in and continued to throw even with the game obviously long over. Everybody likes a shutout but Troy Polamalu and James Harrison do not need to be in this game late in the fourth quarter.

Still the Steelers bounced back, and maybe the Ravens won their Super Bowl last week but now they're tied at 1-1 after Baltimore lost today to the Titans 26-13. The Browns beat the Colts so if the Bengals lose to the Broncos, that will mean everybody in the AFC North is 1-1.

Mark Kaboly covered the game today at Heinz Field, he has more:

The Steelers won their ninth straight home opener and rebounded from an embarrassing Week 1 loss with an impressive 24-0 victory over Seattle in front of 63,663 at Heinz Field today.

It was the first shut out by the Steelers in 33 regular season games – a 31-0 win over Cleveland on Dec. 28, 2008.

The Steelers (1-1) did not allow the Seahawks (0-2) to cross midfield until 10 minutes left in the game and limited them to 164 total yards.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 298 yards and a touchdown; Mike Wallace caught eight passes for 126 yards and a touchdown; and Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 66 yards and a score as the Steelers held the ball for 35 minutes.

The Steelers gained 421 total yards.

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