Aug 23, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterbackAaron Rodgers
(12) is sacked by the Pittsburgh Steelers defense for a safety during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
Steelers’ Defense Is Not What It Used To Be
The era of the Steel Curtain defense has come and gone for the Steelers.
Pittsburgh’s defense fell off of the path last year with S Troy Polamalu in his last year and with plenty of other younger players getting thrown into the system. They haven’t quite improved this year either.
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The Steelers rank 22nd in terms of total yards given up 3372 yards (374.7/game) and 26th in total passing yards with 2457 yards given up (273 yards/game) which is 169 more passing yards than the Browns have given up this year.
The last few weeks the Browns have faced great defenses such as the St. Louis Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. Both teams are top 10 in terms of total yards given up per game and top six teams in terms of points allowed per game.
With the Browns playing Pittsburgh, who has one of the worst defenses in the league, the Browns’ offense will play much more effectively and put up more points this game than they have the last couple.
Doing that will play a huge part in getting the win on Sunday.
Next: Long Week To Prepare