3 Key match ups to watch in Steelers week 3 vs 49ers
The Steelers take their winless record to the west coast to take on the undefeated San Francisco 49ers. Three key matchups will play a huge factor in the Steelers week 3 battle.
Fun fact: The Steelers have won only one game on the west coast under Head Coach Mike Tomlin. Another fun fact, that one was not with Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback.
Who was it? None other than Mike Vick. It was 4 years ago when Le’Veon Bell scored a touchdown “at the gun” to defeat the San Diego Chargers–who now play in Los Angeles.
Yikes! The history doesn’t play in Coach T’s favor as the travel to San Francisco on Sunday for a date with the 49ers.
To make things more complicated, the Steelers lost their future Hall of Fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the season. Second-year man Mason Rudolph takes over as the Steelers seek their first win of the season.
This 49ers team could be just as good as the team they lost to in San Fran in 2011–if not better. The 49ers steamrolled their last two opponents on the road as they come back to Levi Stadium for their home opener.
The Steelers come into San Francisco 7 point underdogs, counted out of the playoff hunt, and as a team with little expectations–even more than they had been seen all offseason.
If the Steelers want to make a statement, this is the week to make it. On the road with nothing but doubt? No one believing in you? No Killer B’s to rely on? No chance? Time to go to work.
The Steelers have three key matchups to watch as they look for a win in San Fransico. It’s now or never for the young season.