It’s the Kielbasa Kid…

and it almost took a week but the Steelers Thanksgiving night game against Baltimore was finally played on a rare Wednesday afternoon which wasn’t so rare when the Steelers first entered the league in 1933. They played a lot of Wednesday games probably due to the Pa Blue Laws prohibiting work on Sunday. But who knew the modern version of the team would look more like the Steelers of old. In fact Pittsburgh looked like it was the team that caused the 6 day delay thanks to Covid 19. Actually the offense looked more inept than the defense who scored the teams first touchdown thanks to a Joe Haden pick 6 early in the 1st quarter. Not to say the offense didn’t have their opportunities. They made a ton of trips to the red zone but just couldn’t cash in until Big Ben found Ju Ju early in the 4th quarter. The special teams weren’t so special. Ray Ray McCloud didn’t look his usual elusive self and fumbled a punt return that set up the Ravens 1st touchdown. The Wizard of Boz missing another extra point. Receivers dropping balls like they were allergic to them. The Steelers defense did have it’s moments too like getting caught using a 12th man which is normally reserved for the fans and then they allowed a 70 yard touchdown pass by former Penn State Quarterback Trace McSorley that made the game interesting with little over 3 minutes to play. But the worst part about the win was they lose another big play man on defense when the dreaded turf monster reared its ugly head and ended Bud Dupree’s season to a torn ACL. Yeah it was ugly but the Steeler’s remain undefeated and the rest of the nation waiting for the Rockefeller tree to be lit didn’t have to worry about the game going into overtime. Of course the network could have just left the game like they did back in the1968 when they left a Raiders Jets game preventing football fans from seeing Oakland’s come from behind win only to see a special presentation of Heidi which like yesterdays game was also on NBC