On Sunday, Fisher was playing peacemaker during a late fourth-quarter scuffle that resulted in the ejection of Lewis and Steelers punter Shayne Edge. (Earlier, Oilers safety Marcus Robertson was also tossed from the game, after dragging Tomczak by his face mask.)
At the sound of the final gun two of the league's most accomplished smack-talkers, Barrow and Steelers defensive end Brenston Buckner, went jaw-to-jaw. "You had all those quotes in the paper about how tough y'all are, and we kicked your ass," Buckner said. Replied Barrow, "I'm surprised you know how to read."
The rematch will be in Houston on Oct. 20, at which time the Oilers hope they'll make a much more meaningful statement.