Tonight's Game

September 07, 2006|By CHICAGO TRIBUNE


Time, TV -- 8:30, chs. 11, 4

Line -- Even

Last meeting -- Steelers won, 13-3, at Miami on Sept. 26, 2004.

Key stat -- Dolphins are going for a seventh consecutive regular-season win for the first time since 1985.

The buzz -- The Super Bowl champion Steelers will go with Charlie Batch at quarterback as Ben Roethlisberger recovers from an appendectomy. It won't matter, because Pittsburgh's defense will control the game.

Staff Picks

Each week, seven Sun writers and one local celebrity will pick NFL games. Here are predictions for tonight's game:

John Eisenberg --Steelers

Jamison Hensley --Dolphins

Edward Lee -- Dolphins

Rick Maese -- Steelers

Mike Preston -- Steelers

Peter Schmuck --Steelers

David Steele --Dolphins

Chip Franklin (WBAL Radio) --Steelers

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