Hi, Steelers fan here... I want honest opinion of Steelers defense. I have a lot of respect for Tom Brady and the Pats offense. I think it is among great ones (I'm not convinced the GOAT) but definitely an amazing one. That said, I can see that it is not totally invincible, even before your Ravens game. I am not here to talk smack. I see a lot of threads, like this one: http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/showthread.php?t=69663 a lot of posters just belittled our defense without serious analysis. I only want good football discussion. Why you would think that our D will not (or will) hang tough with your offense. I am not that homer to think that our D is great and not without vulnerability. To me, ranking stats are just part of it. Like the Pats' #1 rank offense can be slowed down by the Ravens, our #1 D can be shred by Brady and company also. But you should seriously look why we allowed less than 160 yds passing, even taking into account so called weak schedules etc. (we faced the Browns and Bengals twice and their offenses aren't anemic). Of course one can argue that Palmer and Anderson have happy feet or whatsoever, or you can say they are not Brady. But how would you explain Brady's low percentage against the Ravens? My point here is that it too simple and stupid to disrespect the other team with arsinine arguments like those in the thread above. I just hope for your sincere opinions. There must be some reasons why the Steelers have the #1 ranking, right? Even if you argue the quality of opponents, how would youc orrect for that then, and what ranking will it be according to your correction? I think that Tom Brady and company will make some plays. But without a serious running threat, the Steelers will just key on your passing game and sooner and later, your receivers will hear foorsteps and drop passes. Brady will have less confidence and can have a subpar game. Indy, Eagles, and Ravens held your offense to 24, 24, and 27 pts. I think we will not allow quick strike and cheap points, as we have done all year and the Pats won't score more than 20-24 pts. Here to a good hard hitting game, but clean, I don't want injuries to anybody. OKay, I'm out and will listen to you.