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    PITTSBURGH -- Its not the kind of shutout the Pittsburgh Steelers defense had in mind to start the season. Womens Hornets Jerseys .Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins dropped back to pass 43 times in Pittsburghs 38-16 victory in the opener last Monday. And 43 times Cousins was able to get the ball off without finding himself laying on the ground underneath someone clad helmet to cleats in black-and-gold.Sure, the Steelers won easily. Yet theyre well aware they need sacks if they want to slow down Cincinnati on Sunday.We have to get pressure, defensive end Cam Heyward said. You can cover up a lot when youre able to hit the quarterback. Weve got to put (Bengals quarterback) Andy (Dalton) on his butt. Thats as simple as its got to be.Even that might not be enough. Cincinnati edged the New York Jets 23-22 in Week 1 despite Dalton getting dropped a career-high seven times. When given time, Dalton carved up New Yorks secondary by finding do-everything wide receiver A.J. Green. Pittsburgh collected three sacks in each of its three meetings with the Bengals a year ago, doing it thanks to a variety of exotic blitz schemes designed by defensive coordinator Keith Butler.Yet the Steelers were decidedly more vanilla against Washington, often just rushing the front four and dropping seven and sometimes eight men into coverage to protect against the deep ball and give its secondary littered with inexperienced players all the help it could get.When you blitz, sometimes theres a little bit of a risk factor that they could make a big play on you, stuff like that, Butler said. A lot of times, we rushed three. Did we want more pressure than we got out of a four-man rush? Yes.The Redskins also relied heavily on a passing game that requires Cousins to get rid of the ball quickly. Rarely did he require a handful of seconds to throw it downfield. Yet thats hardly an excuse to Heyward. Pittsburghs already matched its total of sackless games from 2015, when it finished with 48 sacks in all, a nearly 50 percent jump from the 33 the Steelers collected in 2014.The pocket got awfully uncomfortable in the pocket for the opposing quarterback at times, helping the Steelers for 30 turnovers in 2015, a significant uptick from the 21 they forced in 2014. All that heat helped Pittsburgh make the playoffs for a second straight season despite finishing 30th in the league against the pass. While two of Cousins throws ended up in the arms of guys in a different colored jersey -- momentum-turning plays that served as the fuel for an eventual blowout -- Cousins passed for 329 yards and his jersey didnt even get dirty.Im not OK that we gave up yards, no, Butler said. At the same time, well get better, I think, as the year goes along. At the end of the day, its still about winning, not about how many yards we gave up or where were at defensively in the league. Would I like to be No. 1 in the league? Of course I would. At the same time, I want to make sure we win, too.Butler is likely to open up the playbook as the season goes on and rookie cornerback Artie Burns and rookie safety Sean Davis become more comfortable. Their development would allow Butler to get creative in finding ways to let outside linebackers James Harrison, Arthur Moats and Jarvis Jones get to work coming in off the edge.I felt like we were definitely creating the climate we wanted, Moats said. We got the turnovers we needed.Just no sacks. Something the Steelers know cant become a regular occurrence. Or else.I do think we have the guys, Heyward said. I have high goals for us and when we dont hit them, Im not going to be happy about it.Game notes WR Antonio Brown received a pair of fines from the NFL, one for the touchdown dance against Washington that drew a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct and another for wearing blue cleats, a violation of the leagues uniform policy. Brown did not rule out dancing again but added he didnt want to do anything to hurt the team. ... LB Ryan Shazier (knee) and WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) are questionable. C Cody Wallace, CB Senquez Golson and FB Rosie Nix are out.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Devonte Graham Jersey . Its sharpness matched my mind. This was no night to go to sleep. Cheap Hornets Jerseys . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. http://www.cheaphornetsjerseyschina.com/ .  The 19-year-old Olsen played 34 games with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL this season. In that time, hes recorded 17 goals and 17 assists with 36 penalty minutes. Socceroo Tim Cahill is judging his time at Melbourne City as much by attendances as he is by goals.City host their first home fixture of the season on Friday night when Perth Glory visit, and hopes are high for a five-figure crowd at AAMI Park.In Cahill they have the star.Under coach John van t Schips re-booted system, they have the style.Now they just need the fans.City scored more goals last season than any other campaign in A-League history but averaged less than 10,000 to their 12 home matches not involving Melbourne Victory last year.Its been the clubs goal of the club to improve their footprint across the city, and Cahill confirmed hed be keeping a close watch on attendances during his time in Melbourne.Hundred per cent, I have to help do that. Its a huge part of why Im here, he told AAP.Were doing our bit. Weve had an amazing fan day.A shirt launch with a tram. Loads of little activations. Lots of media. Dinners with the sponsors.Im seeing things with an open mind. Its such an amazing sporting market in Melbourne.To use a favourite phrase of Footbball Federation Australia, Citys metrics are already up. Hornets Jerseys From China. Membership has boomed to almost 11,000 - with nearly a thousand of those joining in the week since Cahills stunning volley in Citys 4-1 win in the Melbourne derby.Wet weather is likely to keep Citys opening crowd below the 15,717 that turned out two seasons ago to see World Cup winner David Villa in his short stint with the club.But beginning the season with a crowd above 10,000 would give City a strong platform for the season ahead.Van t Schip, who has seen the club grow from a speck on the sporting landscape, said consistent results would help.We improved it last year and we want to again take it to a new level, he said.The fans that we have are great but we think were doing everything possible - the way that were playing and the players that were getting in - to get even more members.Results are important for that and hopefully (too) the way were playing. Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '