Tip Sheet: Depth pays off for Steelers

Originally Published: November 13, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

How well an NFL team is able to successfully replace injured starters with backups is always critical in the league.

On Monday night in Denver, the Steelers were without three starters on defense because of injuries or organizational diligence. The short-handed condition didn't hinder the team's performance.

Safety Tyrone Carter was cited as the AFC defensive player of the week for registering two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and two other passes ...

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