49ers vs. Steelers: What’s the Game Plan for Pittsburgh?

September 19, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While the Pittsburgh Steelers enjoyed great success on the ground against the New England Patriots in Week 1 thanks to DeAngelo Williams, those yards will be much tougher to come by on Sunday against the visiting San Francisco 49ers, who held Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson to just 31 yards on 10 carries in Week 1.
Williams is no Peterson, and without Maurkice Pouncey anchoring the center of the Steelers offensive line, it will make it that much harder for the Steelers to run the ball on a consistent basis against the Niners.
Enter Ben Roethlisberger, who will likely have to carry the Steelers to victory if they want to avoid a 0-2 start to the season.
How can the Steelers attack the daunting Niners defense without Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant?
How will the Steelers defense try to slow down the NFL's leading rusher Carlos Hyde and dual-threat quarterback Colin Kaepernick?
Nothing will be easy for the Steelers on Sunday, but with a good g...

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