Pittsburgh Steelers: On the road to Mile High Stadium, the Bronco are busting
The Pittsburgh Steelers head into Denver with six-straight wins and no signs of slowing down due to the hype of Broncos Week.
StrapUp says, “Time to bust some Broncos.” Straight from a Road Warrior movie replete with the Thunderdome, the Steelers take to the road again, this time against the Denver Broncos with anticipation of continuing their success on their opponents field. Currently, sporting a 5-0 record, the task presents some hurdles both physically and environmentally that the team will have to overcome.
Saddled with injuries to the offensive line without adequate reserves; the team will be playing in a higher altitude then what they are use to. Mile High Stadium can literally suck the air out of a team and pose issues with keeping players fresh if they don’t have good depth. Combine that with facing one of the top edge rushers of all time in Von Miller, with young guns Bradley Chubb and Shane Ray making their mark; this defense presents an extreme challenge.
Add in cornerback Chris Harris Jr. flapping his gums about shutting Antonio Brown down, its on, oh its on!
After digesting my sixth Thanksgiving meal in three days, a few things were rolling around in my head (and stomach) about this weeks game. It has become apparent to me that the Steelers are getting as close to a balanced team as they have been in a long time. Of course, I am not trying to say that the defense is as good as the offense, but, they are holding their own.
Like leftovers that often taste as good as the original meals, the Steelers defense is no longer just an afterthought. The defense has faced very good offenses during their six game run and were instrumental in providing staunch support. The offense has had a tendency to start very slow, placing the burden of keeping the team in the game by its defense. But hey, he aint heavy, he’s my brother, its a long long road.