Is Big Ben's ankle OK?

The Steelers have never really been known for their offensive prowess, but a 20-3 loss to the 49ers may have fans worried about Ben Roethlisberger.


Which team is a playoff danger?

Both San Francisco and Pittsburgh are playoff-bound, and though the Steelers have reams of experience in the postseason, the 49ers seem to have the advantage in momentum.


Has Alex Smith turned a corner?

Alex Smith was heavily (and rightly) cricitized during the Mike Singletary era, but he's been exceptional this season -- 16 touchdown passes, only five interceptions and a completion rate well above 60 percent.


A blackout disaster?

The lights went out twice last night, although fortunately neither time was during an actual play. If so, the results could have been disastrous. Or hilarious. Maybe both.


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