How the Steelers Can Protect Ben Roethlisberger from the Browns’ Pass Rush

November 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A lot is riding on the final six games of the Pittsburgh Steelers' season. With four of the six games against AFC North rivals, the door is still open for the Steelers to not only clinch a playoff berth but to also win the division.
This starts with Sunday's must-win contest against the Cleveland Browns. Both teams have 4-6 records, and both teams have something to prove—for the Steelers, that they haven't fallen as far as people think, and for the Browns, that they are on the rise and that a changing of the guard in the AFC North is coming.
If the Steelers are going to get the win on the road in the cold, they must do one thing—keep quarterback Ben Roethlisberger protected from the Browns' pass rush. 
The Steelers did well keeping Roethlisberger upright against the Detroit Lions last week, giving up only one sack, no hits and nine hurries. However, Roethlisberger remains the second-most sacked quarterback in the league this year, having been taken down ...

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