Dolphins at Steelers: Revenge, Wallace, O-Line and Roethligsberger
The Dolphins travel to Pittsburgh on Sunday to face a Steelers team that is also in the hunt for the 6th playoff spot (though on life support at 5-7) and are fresh off a week of moderate controversy surrounding their head coach kinda sorta accidentally meandering onto the field. On paper, these are two extremely similar teams so it'll be interesting to see if the new-look Dolphins can string two wins in a row and beat Pittsburgh for the first time since 1998.
Here are four things to watch for:
1. Revenge for 2010
The last time these two teams met was in 2010 and left a bad taste in every Dolphins fan's mouth after some questionable officiating at the very end allowed Pittsburgh to run out of Sun Life with a bullshit victory.
As you can see, Miami should have recovered Roethlisberger's fumble in the end zone and at least force Pittsburgh to drive the length of the field to get back into field goal position via punt even if they failed to convert a first down after taking over at the 20. However, Gene Steratore -- a Pittsburgh native -- said 'naaaah, fuck that' and came up with some mumbo jumbo-ass officiating grey area that allowed Pittsburgh to retain the ball and kick a winning field goal. Second only to our winless record against Houston, the Steelers have been arguable the most annoying opponent in recent years. From the rainy home game that was a total sludgefest loss in 2004 to Daunte Culpepper's raining shitfire 'debut' in 2006 and even including the game that killed Pat White in January 2010. We are due to beat these assholes and IT'S OUR TIME, GODDAMMIT. The billboards said so!!