Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert
PITTSBURGH -- Greetings from what might be the United States’ sports and entertainment mecca, at least for this weekend. They had Pitt-South Florida on Saturday afternoon. Penguins-New Jersey in the evening, Steelers-Vikings on Sunday afternoon and a big WWE event Sunday night. Hotel rooms are scarce but the beer was flowing Saturday night, from what I could tell.
I’ll be heading over to Heinz Field in a few hours and will check in with you upon arrival. For now, let’s take a quick spin around the division:
Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press evaluates the job Leslie Frazier has done in replacing Mike Tomlin as the Vikings’ defensive coordinator. Tomlin is in his third season as the Steelers’ head coach.
Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune traces the rise of Vikings receiver Sidney Rice.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times looks at the likely matchup between Cincinnati receiver Chad Ochocinco and Bears cornerback Charles Tillman.
Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune examines how the arrival of defensive end Gaines Adams will impact the Bears’ defensive line rotation.
As Green Bay prepares for Sunday’s matchup at Cleveland, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looks at the possible impact of tailback Ahman Green. Does his arrival reflect a lack of confidence in starter Ryan Grant?
Tom Pelissero of the Green Bay Press-Gazette examines the Packers’ shaky future at left tackle.