|Why To Watch|
Despite flying cross-country, the Steelers should be fresh, healthy and ornery after 15 idle days following their crushing home loss to the Patriots. Thanks also to the bye week, Pittsburgh will gain more offensive re-enforcements. RB Jerome Bettis will see his first action of the season, and RB Duce Staley will be even healthier for his second game back from injury. However, after rushing for 327 yards in three games, expect former undrafted free agent Willie Parker to continue to carry the heaviest load against a Chargers' run defense that is surrendering just 91.5 yards per game.
On the flip side, the Chargers will look to keep the ball rolling following a momentous road victory at New England. RB LaDainian Tomlinson will try his luck against a similarly stout Steelers' run defense, which is surrendering only 96.7 yards per contest. With so much beef up front for both of these defenses, this game likely will be decided by the quarterback -- Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers) or Drew Brees (Chargers) -- who makes the most plays and fewest mistakes.