5 winners and 4 losers from Steelers 27-24 win vs. Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams (98)Nas Titans Steelers 028
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Despite looking shake down the stretch, the Steelers pulled off their sixth consecutive win in order to improve to an AFC best 6-0.

While the Steelers game was certainly a tale of two halves, luckily the Titans didn’t do enough to come back and win. That said, it gave the Steelers a ripe list of both winners and losers, as Pittsburgh saw one of their worst second-half performances of the season. Regardless of what transpired in the third and fourth quarters, a win is a win, and the Steelers find themselves atop of the AFC after seven weeks.

Mike Tomlin’s team looked like a dominant force after the first half, having their way with the Titans and leading 24-7. Everything changed after halftime, as a couple of big plays from the Titans aided in what appeared to be a comeback effort.

The game ended up going down to the wire, and the only reason the Steelers walked away with a win was due to a missed field goal late in the fourth. That said, the game left a lot more uncertainties than the team had before.

The offenses stalled after the half and the defense, while dominant against the run, continued to struggle against the pass. While these issues luckily didn’t cause a disastrous end result, it should still put fans on hold as the Steelers certainly aren’t unstoppable. The beginning of this game looked like a repeat of the Browns performance from last week, but the Titans remained competitive and almost mounted the comeback. Due to this, there are a plethora of winners and losers, as the Steelers struggled to maintain a winning pace and nearly lost as a result.