Breakin It Down: San Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Breakin it down is 5 key stories plus a pick for each postseason game this season.

How's the Cheeseburger's Noggin?
The Cheeseburger was last seen being stretchered out of the field with his thumb raised high. So how will he take to getting smashed around some more? Will he uncharacteristically get rid of the ball quickly to avoid getting hit? Will he not try to run with the ball? Or will he just get beatin up like he normally does.

How Will Tiny Tot Like Getting Hit?
Darren Sproles had a phenomenal day last week but here's a question I have for the 5 foot nothing Sproles. How will you take a big hit? The Colts defense has always been known as undersized and soft defense. Meanwhile, the Steelers are a physical smash mouth time defense. How will Sproles hold up the after the first few massive hits he takes?

Any Chance the Groin Gets Reattached?
While it's doubtful LT plays in this game, what if he does try to go and isn't 100%. Does he help or hurt the Chargers? Will LT actually be able to contribute or will he just be stealing semi productive touches from Sproles and or Bennett like maybe goalline carries? If he can't help he should sit on the sidelines in sweat pants.

How Crappy is the Field?
Ketchup Field typically has about 197 games played on it in one season and yet they still use the grass. So how will it hold up tomorrow? Do the Steelers even want it to hold up, or would they rather let the slop slow down the speed of Sproles?

When Does Norv Bust It Out?
Come on Norv, stop winning playoff games after you underachieve horribly in the regular season. We all know you're a bad coach can you just do something in the post season that resembles regular season Norv. I don't know exactly what, but something.

The Pick
This is a stellar matchup and hopefully will be as entertaining as the repeat. Again I'm going against the Chargers because of their injury concerns and because I don't think the Steelers will let Sproles go wild. Will I be wrong? Quite Possibly.

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