Pittsburgh Steelers’ Offense Is Improving, but Must Do More

October 17, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The days of a dominant defense are over for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and it's time for the offense to assert itself and carry the team.
No longer do the Steelers have excellent play from their front seven on defense. They can no longer generate pressure on the quarterback, and they are no longer forcing turnovers.
The results have not been pretty—especially on the road where the Steelers have had three terrible fourth quarter performances from their defense.
In their three road losses, the Steelers have been outscored 40-16 in the fourth quarter.
Not only is the defense failing in the fourth quarter, but so is the offense.
This is one of the biggest areas in which the offense must improve.
It's not as though Pittsburgh’s offense hasn’t performed better than last year. Besides the rushing attack—or lack thereof—the offense has shown signs of improvement.
They are scoring three more points per game than last season, and Be...

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