3 reasons why Steelers win over Browns was so impressive
The Steelers displayed a balanced offense in the win against the Browns
I think it goes without saying that the Steelers offense strives to strike a balance between the passing game and the running game in every contest. That is exactly what we were able to do against the Browns.
James Conner, our fourth-year back out of Pitt, led the rushing attack with 101 yards on 20 carries. Conner added a TD to his stat sheet. As I have said more times than I can remember, the Steelers offense is seemingly the most effective when the running game gets going. Against the Browns, the offense was able to run the ball for 129 yards.
Not to be outdone by the running game, the Steelers passing game was effective as well. Our franchise QB, Ben Roethlisberger, finished his day with 162 yards and 1 TD. The passing yards seemed pedestrian, but that’s a good thing, as far as I’m concerned.
If ‘Big Ben’ has to throw to ball less than 25 times a game and we win, that indicates the running game is working, the offense is moving the ball and, most importantly, the offense is possessing the ball. The time of possession against the Browns was a little over 34 minutes.
Let’s see how we fared on defense.