So hard to overrate

Ben Roethlisberger on the sidelines
“With nothing to play for, Steelers show they have everything”

“This game says a lot about our team,” said Ward. “We really didn’t have that much to play for, and they had everything to play for. We started with our starters, and our backups came in, and there was no dropoff. And that’s been the case all year.”

That depth is only another reason to embrace this club going into the playoffs. They’re a league-best 15-1, the best record in franchise history; they have the home-field advantage through the playoffs; and they beat the No. 2 seed in the AFC, New England, and the NFC’s top dog, Philadelphia, in successive weeks. Plus, they’re rolling, not having lost since the second weekend of the year.

“This is probably the best team I’ve been on,” said Ward. “We don’t really care who gets the accolades or success. We just believe in one another.”

OK, I think we’re ready for someone to write new lyrics to the fight song now.

(Thanks to Rowdy for spotting the article.)