The Steelers feasted on the Colts for Thanksgiving and now have time to rest before facing the Giants at home.
While the team rediscovers their offensive and defensive magic we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Saturday, Nov. 26th.
The Cleveland Browns got a heavy dose of Le’Veon Bell last Sunday in the team’s 24-9 win so you might have thought that on a short week against the Colts Pittsburgh would ease up on Bell. Teresa Varley tells us how Bell protected himself by avoiding hits against the Colts in the 28-7 win on Thursday night.
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Bell carried the ball 23 times for 120 yards and a touchdown. He added four receptions for 22 yards as well. The offensive line created the room and Bell literally took the ball and ran with it. When DeAngelo Williams comes back healthy our dreams of seeing the both of them on the field together can be realized.
The Steelers’ offense has remembered to play to their strengths and take what the defense gives them. In their Week 9 loss to Baltimore, they didn’t have the ability to run Le’Veon Bell heavy and set up the passing game for Ben Roethlisberger to connect with Antonio Brown.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reminds us that the ‘situational football’ Mike Tomlin references so often was executed best in the last two games by the offense as they went against defenses with holes.
The key to getting to the playoffs and making a legit run will be mastering those situational football scenarios against tougher defenses. They’ll be tested of that when the Giants come to town next weekend.
NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala spoke to linebacker James Harrison following the victory over the Colts on Thursday night and he was hesitant to say the team has officially turned the corner this season.
"“I’m not ready to say we’ve turned the corner. We’re 6-5, and we got a lot of ball ahead of us. We need to go out there and continue to grow.” – James Harrison"
The team jumped out to a 4-1 record but then fell to 4-5 before winning their last two games. They did get back on track in terms of winning games on the road against teams they’re supposed to beat.