"The game's starting to slow down for me," Hood said. "Everything's better. I'm learning more."
"Whether they're 10-2 or 2-10, they're going to come out swinging this week," defensive end Ziggy Hood said. "I'm sure of that. ... We feel like some of these teams that we play the rest of the season, even though they might now have good records _ Cincinnati, Carolina and Cleveland _ this is the NFL. They're all good teams with an opportunity to make their season by beating the Steelers. So it's our job to not let that happen."