The Pittsburgh Steelers have had one of the best offenses in the league for the last couple of years, and as of late, they seem almost unstoppable.
After the first half of the game against the Broncos this past week, it seemed that the NFL’s best defense had finally cracked the code that is the Steelers prolific offense, but this was not the case.
In the second half, Pittsburgh boomed on offense, with Antonio Brown becoming a one man wrecking crew and pulling in 16 receptions, 189 yards, and 2 Touchdowns covered by Chris Harris, who had not allowed a single touchdown since 2013.
Pittsburgh stormed down from a 17 point deficit, taking the lead late in the fourth quarter, and never letting go.
The Steelers’ 34 points scored marked the 6th consecutive game that Pittsburgh has scored over 30 points, expanding upon an already franchise record. Not even the best defense in the league could contain Ben Roethlisberger, and the array of weapons that swarm the field when he steps on.
At the beginning of the season, Roethlisberger told the media that he truly believed Pittsburgh could score 30 points or more every single game. It may have taken the Steelers offense a few weeks to fully blossom, and the injuries and suspensions surely didn’t help, but ever since Week 9, Pittsburgh has not slowed down.
With the rise of running back DeAngelo Williams, and Markus Wheaton coupled with the stardom of Antonio Brown, the deep threat in Martavis Bryant, and the ever reliable Heath Miller, Pittsburgh truly boasts the most powerful offense in the league, and the best offense seen by the NFL for a long time.
While questions still surround Pittsburgh’s flimsy secondary, and the defense as a whole has been letting up a lot of points recently, the Steelers are riding a 3-game win streak basically by scoring a ton of points, just enough to beat out their opponents.
It’s hard to believe that a team defined by their defense since the rise of the Steel Curtain has so suddenly taken this enormous shift, but Pittsburgh’s offense is something that could be looked on decades from now as one of the best offenses in league history, and they could very well ride it to the promised land.
The Steelers are a team that no one in the league wants to play, and may just be the biggest threat to the Patriots, and anyone standing in their way. With a two-time Super Bowl winning veteran quarterback at the helm, and limitless options, Pittsburgh truly has a chance to win it all if they can keep it up.