Pittsburgh Steelers Must Stay the Course, Keep It On The Ground

October 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ben Roethlisberger’s much anticipated debut will be this Sunday, when the rival Cleveland Browns come to Heinz Field to match up against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Pittsburgh has positioned itself as an early favorite to make a deep playoff run, following a strong 3-1 start, behind quarterbacks Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch.
The fast start has not relied on the aerial attack, as it did last season. Rather, a strong running game, which is producing 133.5 yards per game, which is only two and a half yards less than their passing game, good enough for last in the league.
In fact, Pittsburgh’s offense ranks 29th, averaging 269.5 yards per game.  Roethlisberger alone averaged 288.5 yards per game passing, in 15 games last season.
Roethlisberger threw for a team record 4,328 yards in 2009, but the team missed the playoffs.
While the Steelers will not run the ball 60 percent of the time, as they are currently, they should not return to the 60-40 pass/r...

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