3 winners and 4 losers from Steelers 26-15 loss vs. Bills
Here are the winners and losers from the Steelers 26-15 loss to the Bills
For the third week in a row, the Steelers came out with an offense based around throwing the ball, and for the third week in a row, the team’s offense struggled. Like last week, the team couldn’t overcome this and lost, giving them an 11-2 record and second place in the AFC standings. With that said, here are the three winners and four losers from the Steelers’ loss to the Bills.
Loser: Rush Offense
I could safely add a permanent spot for this unit on the losers list, as it doesn’t seem like the Steelers are keen on making many changes to this group. While James Conner returned as the starter, this unit once again failed to make any sort of an impact. As it has been, this isn’t a singular person’s fault. While the running back talent isn’t elite, we have seen Conner succeed before. He is far from a perfect running back, but the rushing issues aren’t entirely his fault.
While the blocking hasn’t been ideal, the biggest issue with this group is whoever is making the decisions. The Steelers’ run schemes are well known, and it has allowed for opposing defenses to plug the rushing lanes more often. As well, when the team needed some fresh feet, they often opted for Jaylen Samuels while benching Anthony McFarland for the game. Whoever did that should be fired, as Samuels lacks the breakaway speed that McFarland has. Every aspect of this unit, the runners, blockers, and coaches, are the epidemy of losers after that performance.