“They compare very favorably with all the great offenses I’ve seen over the years,” LeBeau told King. “Arguably, they’ve got the best running back in football, and the most dangerous one. Brett’s certainly the most experienced quarterback, and he’s playing so well. He can play any way he’s ever played — fast, dictating the tempo, or regular. And his hard count at the line is so good.
“Their lowest point total is 27 six weeks in, so that tells us a lot about their offensive consistency. What I’ve seen on tape in a team that can score explosively, or they can button it up and pound you with two backs in the running game.”
After a shaky start, the Vikings have gotten progressively better on offense, and are now rolling like a snow plow down the highway. Favre was clearly not on the same page with his receivers the first couple of games, but he now has full command, as we saw Sunday against the Ravens.
It will be interesting to see what the Steelers and Mr. LeBeau cook up by way of slowing down this offensive machine. One thing we do know is that Troy Polamalu will be ready to go after missing several weeks with a knee injury.
The Silver Fox v. The Hair may be the most intriguing match-up of the game.