What the Steelers must do to defeat the Rams in week 10
Steelers can win if defensively…
The last time the Rams were in Heinz Field they were led by a journeyman quarterback. This goes around they bring in their 2016 top overall pick.
It’s a given to stop Todd Gurley and the run game, but it’s not exactly a strength of theirs right now. They have been a pass-happy team as of late and their young quarterback has been… less than stellar.
Sean McVay has made Kirk Cousins and Jared Goff look like all-pros in his career. This year he is seeing the latter have some struggles ever since Super Bowl 53.
This week, the Steelers need to blitz Goff early and often. He’s only been sacked 12 times this season, but if they’re going to beat the Rams, they’ll have to increase that number.
Goff is a good quarterback is just now getting onto his feet for the year after back to back wins. The 49ers showed how beat the Rams: make Goff beat you. It worked. He was held to 78 yards passing and 7 points.
The Steelers pass rush is just as good as the 49ers with Dupree and Watt on the edge creating hell in the backfield. Making Goff feel the heat early and often will limit his ability to throw with confidence.
Pressure does two things: burst pipes and creates diamonds. It’ll be up to the execution of the blitzes and pass rush to determine which one Goff will look like on Sunday.
The Steelers host the Rams for a late afternoon battle in Heinz Field on Sunday. I’ll be in attendance with the family for this one! Tune in to Stillcurtain.com for the latest Rams-Steelers analysis, news, and more!
Here we go, Steelers!