What the Steelers are Thankful for over this Thanksgiving
The other T-Word – Turnovers
The previous two seasons have not been too kind for Pittsburgh with many issues off-the-field (Antonio Brown and LeVeon Bell going their separate ways) and showing the struggles on-the-field by missing the playoffs for these consecutive years. Thankfully 2020 has been the total opposite with the improvement and resulting success they have shown. One of the reasons is for the lower number of turnovers they have committed and having a higher number of takeaways.
Acknowledging Ben’s prior elbow tendonitis and tear, mistakes were bound to happen as rightfully so, but it is something to point out the difference in the turnover margin from 2018 to this season. A turnaround from a -11 margin to a 200% swing at +12 is really something for the Steelers to be thankful for. Don’t want to jinx our success, but it is a very good advantage the Steelers have among their opponents with 6 games to go in the season.
Lack of Drama
Need I to say no more? No stories of conflictions, fines, social media trash talk, temper tantrums, etc. Let’s all enjoy a fulfilling Thanksgiving meal and an enjoying time with our families.
The Steelers organization and its fans have so much to be thankful for this holiday season. We can only hope to find more things over the next several weeks of the season!