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Postgame report

December 28, 2008 - Buck Frank

--I know it's part of the game, but when a player is on the field for 15 minutes and then carted off on a stretcher, it just seems wrong when the game is continued.

--My early speculation would be that Ben Roethlisberger will be back at practice this week.

--Steelers fans should be rooting for the Dolphins next weekend to knock out the Ravens. Not only should the Steelers not want to have the possibility of facing the Ravens in the AFC Championship, but they also should not want to face either the Chargers or Colts in the divisional round.

--Remember, though, the Dolphins were horrible last year and were at least competitive with the Steelers at Heinz Field -- in the muck.

--Although the Steelers seem to have that team-of-destiny feel to them and the running game looked better Sunday, I'm still not sold on the offensive line being able to take them the distance.

--Of the 11 other teams in the playoffs, the Steelers have already faced six of them.

--Poor Patriots, Cowboys and Broncos.

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