The Pittsburgh Steelers came off their best game in a 41-17 rout of Atlanta in week 5. Week 6 provided another big win over Cincinnati, 28-21, as they were in big need of a division win.
The Pittsburgh Steelers slow start put them in a hole to begin October. The team has become somewhat known for their bad September play only to turn it on after the calendar turns.
The 2018 season has been no different as Pittsburgh went 1-2-1 in September. The calendar turned to October and the Steelers now sit at 2-0 after their 41-17 win over Atlanta and last second 28-21 win over Cincinnati.
The Steelers put together back to back complete games. The offense played well and the defense is showing steady improvement in most areas.
There is still a stock report to be made, however. The following players saw their stock change either in a good way or bad.
James Conner – Stock: Up
James Conner was an afterthought for most of the offseason. It wasn’t until Le’Veon Bell was apparently going to be out for a long time before people started to think about Conner and what he could do in the offense.
Conner has performed extremely well in Bell’s absence as he is fifth in the league in rushing and second in rushing touchdowns. His production is making it easier to bear the absence of Bell.
With Bell rumors swirling about him coming back sometime soon, Conner has kept trucking along both figuratively and literally. Conner has put the Steelers in a good position moving forward whether Bell comes back or not.