Steelers vs Broncos: 5 matchups to watch in week 2
The Steelers are 1-0 on the young season and have another group of key matchups to win to stretch that record to 2-0.
The Steelers were up to the task in week one of the season against Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram. The Steelers held Barkley to just six yards rushing on 15 attempts and 66 yards total after a 38-yard catch in the second quarter helped his numbers drastically.
Evan Engram was targeted seven times but hauled in just two passes for nine yards. The Steelers defense keyed in on the weapons they needed to and gave the offense time to shake the rust off and get into a groove.
The Steelers face another young quarterback in week two when they go up against Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos. Lock is in his second season, as Jones was, and is coming off a fairly decent week one game against Tennessee.
The Steelers front gets to feast on another inexperienced starter with their pass rush and confusing schemes. If they can shake Lock early, they can smother the Broncos offense while allowing their own to build off the success they found in week one after their slow start.
The Steelers have five matchups they need to win to have success against the Broncos. The first involves the aftermath of a devastating injury to a new fan-favorite player on the Steelers roster.