Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren has seen this match-up before. No, this isn't exploiting the obvious storyline of this game (although Steelers fans know full-well the griping of the Super Bowl XL runners-up). Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has seen first-hand what a hot quarterback can do to a great defense. The best question is whether Holmgren will even bother to try to unhook the plow currently affixed to Shaun Alexander's backside.
Despite potential legal troubles for Steelers <ahem> No. 2 RB Najeh Davenport, the Steelers will still be thin, as WR Hines Ward will miss his second consecutive game. Nickel back Bryant McFadden is also out with an ankle sprain, and SS Troy Polamalu is questionable as of Sunday morning.
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Neal Coolong is the author of Die Hard Steel on the Sports Cartel Network. His weekly match-up column is correct every now and again, and appears courtesy of Steel City Insider and Scout.com on the FOX Sports Network.