some more analysis from one site:

After breaking down film of both teams, Scouts Inc. offers 10 things to watch in this week's Packers-Steelers matchup.



1. Continue to stay balanced: The Packers have been more consistent in recent weeks, putting together an effective running attack to go with their explosive passing game. Coach Mike McCarthy needs to utilize early-down passes and a variety of running plays to keep a frustrated Steelers defense guessing.

2. Keeping Rodgers upright is imperative: The Packers' offensive line has recovered from its dismal performances early in the season but still shows traces of letting down at times. Keeping QB Aaron Rodgers clean in the pocket might be a tougher challenge against an aggressive scheme that Green Bay is likely to see Sunday. Look for McCarthy to utilize more maximum and slide protections.

3. Packers need to make the Steelers one-dimensional: The Pittsburgh offense struggles when it can't run the ball effectively, so defensive coordinator Dom Capers probably will man up on the outside and commit seven or eight players in the box to derail the Steelers' ground attack.

4. Green Bay needs to stay disciplined attacking Roethlisberger: Much of the success of the Steelers' passing game comes when QB Ben Roethlisberger extends the play out of the pocket. His vision and strength allow him to escape from pressure, so the Packers' defenders need to stay focused on pass-rush lanes and wrapping up Roethlisberger when they get the chance.

5. Matchup to watch: Packers LT Chad Clifton versus Steelers OLB James Harrison: This will be the most important matchup in this game as the Steelers probably will stymie the Packers' ground attack and Rodgers will need to have another great passing performance to win the game. Harrison has only one sack in the past four weeks and has been shut out the last three games coming off the edge.

6. Pittsburgh must establish an effective ground attack: Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will need to go back to Steelers football, which is a physical running game to set the tone in the trenches. The Packers are excellent at defending the run (only 85 yards per game) and gave up only 59 yards last week's. Look for a concerted effort by the Steelers to pound the ball off tackle and on the perimeter against a talented Packers front that has been banged up on the outside.

7. The Steelers need to tighten up their pass protection: Roethlisberger was sacked eight times in last week's loss to the Browns and has been under duress often in 2009. Look for Pittsburgh to tighten their line splits and utilize more maximum protections this week. Arians may even design more bootlegs and rollouts for Roethlisberger to aid a struggling offensive line.

8. The Steelers need to get to Rodgers: Pittsburgh has struggled to defend the pass, especially when trying to close out games in the fourth quarter. Look for defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau to bring the heat with zone blitzes and all-out man pressure packages to force Rodgers out of his comfort zone. When Rodgers has to elude the rush he can be inconsistent delivering the ball downfield.

9. Pittsburgh must shore up its special teams: The Steelers have been inconsistent with their coverage units, giving up valuable field position as well as points. This should be a major point of emphasis for coach Mike Tomlin and his staff as pinning the Packers deep in their territory will hinder an explosive offense.

10. Matchup to watch: Steelers WR Hines Ward versus Packers CB Tramon Williams: There has been an obvious disconnect between Ward and Roethlisberger in recent weeks, but it probably will be remedied in this game. Ward is one of the leaders who needs to bring the Steelers back into contention with his production and enthusiasm. Williams is a solid athlete but may have his hands full with the strength, instincts, quickness and experience that Ward brings to the position.