Steelers positional report card in win against Rams
Pittsburgh has advanced to 5-4 after defeating the Los Angeles Rams. Here is a breakdown of my positional report card from the Steelers home win.
Many Steelers fans approached last Sunday’s game with the expectation that Pittsubugh could fall to 4-5 on the season. The Los Angeles Rams are a worthy opponent who is just months removed from representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.
To the surprise of many, it was the Steelers who ultimately controlled the pace of the game. After trailing early, Pittsburgh fought back and showed the league why their defense is one of the best in the NFL.
Eventually, the Steelers went on to win their 5th game in their last 6 contests. Here is Pittsburgh’s positional report card vs. the Rams:
Mason Rudolph still isn’t going to fool anyone into believing he is one of the better quarterbacks in the league, but his game against the Rams may have been the best performance of his young career. While Rudolph completed just 58 percent of his passes, Rudolph showed great poise and improved accuracy. He was not aided by numerous drops from his receivers. This was a very solid showing from Rudolph.
Running backs: D+
The Steelers running backs performed about how we expected them to. Being without James Conner and Benny Snell against the 6th ranked run defense in the league, Pittsburgh struggled to get anything going on the ground. Their 1.6 yards per carry and 42 total rushing yards were their worst marks of the year so far. The Steelers backfield wasn’t healthy, but they must improve in this area.