The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting the Detroit Lions this weekend. The Steelers are trying to claw their way back to .500 and maybe make a run at the Wild Card spot. Meanwhile the Detroit Lions are trying to stay atop a tightly contested NFC North division. The Detroit Lions have a reputation of being a tough, dirty even, defense. The Steelers won’t be intimidated.
“We’re definitely not going to get bullied,” wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said Thursday, via Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “That’s not going to happen around here. Nobody is going to bully no one around here.
“As far as matching their intensity, we’re definitely going to match their intensity. No one is going to walk over us.”
The face of that defensive unit is Ndamukong Suh, a player who has been fined repeatedly for dirty plays.
“You know about Ndamukong Suh. He’s paid the NFL offices a lot of money,” Sanders said. “It’s evident. Everyone knows who’s the dirtiest player in the league right now. He takes pride in that. He takes pride in being one of the dirtiest players because, on defense, you’ve got to have to have that mentality. But we’re not going to get bullied.”