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Steelers Keys to Victory for the Remainder of the Season

December 12, 2018
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Steelers Keys to Victory for the Remainder of the Season

This season has become an all too familiar movie scene with the Pittsburgh Steelers. It can be dubbed as one of the worst seasons they have had since they changed their gold helmets into the black. This Sunday the Steelers faced a demoralizing loss 11-2 against the Oakland Raiders. It was another defeat from a less powerful team.

This is the third straight game that the Steelers have lost. Honestly, it should be the fourth had they not counted on their lucky stars in Jacksonville.

If the Steelers are looking to get back to their glory days then they need to look back at Week five. They completely dismantled the Atlanta Falcons 45-17. It was one of the best matches that they had during the season. Atlanta Falcons was left scrambling for answers after they dropped from 1-4. If you are into sports betting with, you are sure to find this of interest.

They need to reference back to that game and see how they can revive themselves before the season ends. We are going to look at the keys of victory that the Steelers need.

#1. Balance on offence.

Earlier this year the Steelers had one of the most remarkable offences. Their own quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was leading the NFL within pass attempts (517). He had thrown for 26 scores and only faced competition from New York Jet’s Rookie Sam Darnold who had thrown more interceptions than him.

When you look back at their last three games the Steelers have only totalled 155 pass plays. It is clear that the team has a lack of offensive balance.

When you take a look back at the game in Week 5 when they defeated the Falcons, the Steelers ran the football 29 times. James Conner had 110 yards rushing into 75 yards that day.

When the Steelers returned this season it seemed as if they had the best offences. Ben Roethlisberger was in great shape and the team had a new offence coordinator Randy Fichtner. Thus this begs the question why is the Steelers offence line so unbalanced? But you can’t help but think maybe it is because the team is missing out on Le’Veon Bell. You do have to admit he did have some great moves on the pitch. Mike Tomlin needs to get back his offence line in shape.

He boasts of one of the best offence line units which include David DeCastro, Maurkice Pouncey, and Al Villanueva. They could protect Roethlisberger make more passes.

#2. Control at the line of Scrimmage.

One of the main goals of the Steelers has been to assert their dominance at the line of scrimmage. However, due to an unbalanced offense, the Steelers has had less control at the line of scrimmage.

When Randy Fichtner took the coordinating role, many believed that Roethlisberger would have more control at the line of scrimmage. In the past, he used to have at least two minutes control but that was when the offence established four yards downfield on the line of scrimmage.

If the Pittsburgh Steelers  can work on these two things they can pick up their winning streak.


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