Studs: RB Rashard Mendenhall, WR Hines Ward, LB LaMarr Woodley, FS T. Polamalu
Duds: QB Ben Roethlisberger
Sleepers: QB Dennis Dixon, Mewelde Moore
X-Factor: Who will quarterback the team in Big Ben’s absence…Leftwich or Dixon?
Synopsis: Things can change pretty quickly in today’s NFL, just ask the Pittsburgh Steelers. After winning the Super Bowl the previous year, the team failed to make the playoffs last season. They could have difficulty again due to QB Ben Rothelisberger’s suspension (4 – 6 games). The team brought in QB Byron Leftwich to hold the fort in the meantime but it has been QB Dennis Dixon who has impressed during the preseason, leaving head coach Mike Tomlin to keep us guessing who will open the season as the Steelers quarterback. When Big Ben does come back, he will