Did Steelers get exposed in the win against the Titans?
The Steelers fended off a comeback attempt by the Tennessee Titans to remain undefeated but were we exposed in the process?
Look, I’ll be the first to laud the Steelers effort against the Titans. After building up a 20 point, we allowed the Titans to get back into the game by surrendering a few long drives; that was almost our downfall, but, as fortune would have it, the Titans missed a very makeable FG that would have most likely sent the game to overtime.
Here’s the reason I say that we were fortunate to get the victory against the Titans. Being away from the friendly environs of our home field for the first time since week1, this game, at least on paper, looked like it was going to be tough sledding for the Steelers.
I thought the Steelers came out with a purpose and were able to establish dominance only to see that dominance erode in the second half, a second half in which the Steelers offense was unable to score and the Steelers defense was unable to stop the Titans offense.
We won the game so that’s honestly all that matters, but I don’t want to see us win on a missed FG by our opponent. I want to see us win as a result of completely dominating our opponent, which we did against the Titans until the pendulum started to swing the other way.
I fear that we were somehow exposed in the process of having the aforementioned pendulum swing the way of the Titans. Let’s recap the game and explore how we may have been exposed in the process.