"That is a point of emphasis every week," said Tomlinson, who missed his second 100-yard game by 2 yards last week. "When you are playing teams like this, if we can establish the run game early, it is going to make it a lot easier on our offense, period. If we can't run the football then obviously it is going to make it tough on our offense.
"Against good teams, you cant win with 13 points, period. You just can't do it. So if we don't score more than 13 points we probably won't win the game."
"You have to able to learn from the loss and a win," he said. "Hopefully, you want to learn from things you do correctly, but some time the more pain, the more you look at it. We understand we had a chance to win that football game and we didn't do it. Ultimately you got to look at yourself. As long as we all take that approach, I think we'll go into the next game with a clear mind and be ready to play Pittsburgh."
"It feels good to be running around," he said. "It's always been a blessing to play football, for me it has. Any time I can get out there on the field I think you should take advantage of it."
"There are a lot of similarities there," he said. "(The Steelers) play more zone coverage than maybe in recent years but they are coming from everywhere." The 11th-ranked Steelers defense has 10 sacks.
"If we let that one affect this one, with this team coming in here. We'll say 'what happened after a quarter' and that is the fact of the matter."
"I don't look at the past years to see what any month is going to bring or any year is going to bring," Cowher said. "The biggest thing is the players not to get caught up in looking at Baltimore or what Cincinnati's doing. We've just got to get better as a football team."
"It doesn't feel like we've actually had a real season yet," QB Ben Roethlisberger said. "We've only played one Sunday afternoon game. But it's fun to play those primetime games. I don't mind those either."