3 reasons Steelers must get run game going against Bengals
Here are the reasons that the Steelers need to get the run game going this week or else their Super Bowl hopes are gone
The Steelers began 2020 as one of the best overall teams in football. Their defense was playing at a high level and their offense was efficiently moving the ball. While there were still plenty of passing issues that this team has struggled through, the one main difference was that the Steelers were actually running the ball well enough. As a result, this team remained competitive and went on a huge winning streak.
Then, suddenly, this group took a major hit. The Steelers began forcing the team to pass more, and as a result, the run game has more or less died. Now, the team is lucky to run the ball more than 15 times in a game, and their yardage has struggled to eclipse 50 yards. The passing game is getting figured out, and the Steelers offense has more or less stalled, leading to the past two losses.
All of that needs to change this week, as the team needs to get their ground game going against the Bengals. If not, this unit will likely remain a weak point, the offense will continue to lead to losses. Here are three reasons that the Steelers must get their run game going this week against the Bengals.
Just to note
Yes, the NFL is a passing first league, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t run the ball. The Steelers will need to be a multi-dimensional offense in order to compete for a Super Bowl. They have the talent at running back to do this, and frankly, it is almost inexcusable that this team has completely abandoned the run. No, they don’t have to become a Ravens like offense where they are dependent on the run, but they need to get this unit going, and it has to be this week.