Ryan has already handled the post-game wrapup, but here are a couple of stats that I found interesting:
* Don’t compare Jason Worilds to Alonzo Jackson (something that Ryan Wilson did completely as a joke during the preseason, please remember, it was only a joke). This year’s Steelers’ second-round outside linebacker needed only three games to record his first NFL sack. Jackson never recorded a sack in his four-year NFL career.
* Charlie Batch not only threw well, he got solid protection from his offensive line. Tampa Bay was held without a sack. That’s more notable than it seems. The last time Pittsburgh didn’t allow a sack in a game was Dennis Dixon’s debut as a starter last Nov. 29. That was the only game in 2009 that Pittsburgh did not allow a sack.
* Rashard Mendenhall is showing more consistency in his second year as a Steelers’ stater. Mendenhall had only three 100-yard rushing games last season. This year he has two in three games. In his best three-game stretch of 2009 he averaged 101 yards per contest (Week 4-6). This year he is averaging 111 yards per game through his first three starts.