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Road-tested Steelers cruise into Motown

Updated: January 23, 2006, 12:16 PM ET
By Michael Smith | ESPN.com

DENVER -- As the final meaningless minutes ticked away, Jerome Bettis, wearing the commemorative conference championship cap he long has coveted, walked along the Steelers' sideline and yelled to everyone and to no one in particular, "We're going home! We're going home!" Home as in Detroit, Bettis' hometown, and the home of Super Bowl XL.

The Super Bowl will feel like a home game, given the way Pittsburgh fans travel and the cities' proximity to each other. Officially, Ford Field is a neutral ...

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