Good analysis there Jordan but remember these are the Bucs ...anyway all the annoying "expert" pre-season hot-air analysis was nullified with also teams like the Chiefs, Texans, and Bears going 2-0.
Now the real trick, which one of these teams plus the Steelers will make the playoffs with high probability at least one of them because they are all 2-0?
Here's an excellent article on the matter:
[url=http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81ab2cee/article/offensively-challenged-steelers-among-surprise-20-teams]http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8 ... e-20-teams[/url]
The Steelers have already accomplished their real goal without Roethlisberger to win two of the four games without him, and it was at the expense of Dennis Dixon.
I would expect the game locally against the Bucs to be full of the Pewter and the Blood in a defencive field position battle yet again.