Postseason honors are coming in for the Pittsburgh Steelers, with today's honorees having a distinctly defensive feel.
Troy Polamalu and James Harrison were both named to the 2010 Sporting News NFL All-Pro First Team, although both ended up losing the Defensive MVP award to Green Bay's Clay Matthews. Matthews had 13.5 sacks, 60 tackles, 1 interception, and 1 touchdown in 2010 for the 10-6 Pack.
For their individual highlights, SN noted that the Steelers are now 22-3 in games where Polamalu has intercepted a pass, and pointed out Harrison's 10.5 sacks and 100 tackles, the second-best totals for his career in both categories.
On the other side of the ball, center Maurkice Pouncey, already a Pro Bowl selection, was named to the 2010 SN NFL All-Rookie Team. The outstanding rookie eventually lost out to Detroit's Ndamukong Suh for Rookie of the Year honors, but I have a feeling this isn't the last time we'll see Pouncey getting lauded following the regular season in his career.