Steelers vs Browns (Round 2): Defensive Huddle

Jan 3, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Robert Golden (21) celebrates his team
Jan 3, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Robert Golden (21) celebrates his team /

Well, our beloved Steelers are playoff bound, thanks in large part to the Buffalo Bills.

Could I be honest?

I really didn’t think we’d make the playoffs. I hate saying that, but it’s the truth. I knew that we’d beat the Browns, but I didn’t think the Bills would beat the Jets. I am overjoyed to say that I was dead wrong. Our beloved Pittsburgh Steelers are headed to play the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round. The game is this Saturday at 8:15 ET.

Before I get into how the Steelers defense played, I’d like to send a fist bump to the Buffalo Bills & BuffaLowDown. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

Okay, now onto our defense.


-The Steelers defense continues with their “bend don’t break” mentality. They gave up 326 yards of offense to the Browns. 240 yards passing by Austin Davis, and 86 rushing yards between Isaiah Crowell, Austin Davis, and Duke Johnson. There’s only so much that this defense can continue to give up a ton of yards and still win. I’ll talk more about that later.

-According to Pro Football FocusWilliam Gay was the only starting corner to not allow a TD this season.

I’d say that’s a pretty great achievement, considering we have the likes of RevisShermanPeterson, and Norman playing in the NFL. -I understand they were playing the Browns, but when the offense struggled, the defense bailed them out. After Big Ben threw his second interception to Craig RobertsonJames Harrison picked off Austin Davis in the end zone. That’s Deebo being Deebo. THE BAD:  This Steelers defense MUST stop missing tackles. Missing tackles have plagued this team all season. This is something the Steelers need to clean up if they want to go far in the playoffs. MY THREE STARS:  I’ll give the entire defense this award this week. They kept the ball out of the end zone and got turnovers when they needed them.

Next: Steelers @ Browns: what went wrong/right?

Now let’s go into Paul Brown Stadium, beat the Bengals, and continue the journey for the seventh Lombardi. Here we go, Steelers! Here we go!