Steelers-Dolphins Matchup Preview

<b> Steelers Offense vs. Dolphins Defense</b> <br><br> With the Dolphins' two best defensive tackles out (Larry Chester-knee (ir) and Tim Bowens-back), look for the Steelers to establish their running game early-especially with a rookie signal caller behind center.

It won't be easy for the Steelers to throw against their solid cornerbacks (Patrick Surtain and Sam Madison) so look for them to run the ball as much as possible. Starting back Duce Staley should have his best game to date this season.

Dolphins Offense vs. Steelers Defense

With starting left tackle Wade Smith demoted to second string, the club now has five new starters on their offensive line. Right tackle John St. Clair was signed as a free agent from St. Louis, right guard Taylor Whitley and center Seth McKinney were backups before this season, and left guard Jeno James was signed as a free agent from Carolina. This is not a good thing considering they're going up against a 3-4 scheme which will employ a lot of zone blitzes.

It's very hard to run against the Steelers so we expect Miami to use some screens to get running back Lamar Gordon more involved this week. If starting quarterback A.J. Feeley can get the time to pass the ball, he could do quite well against the very average Steeler secondary. That's the one area where we see Miami having a chance at success this evening.

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