5 key questions the Steelers must answer to beat the Lions
By Andrew Falce
The Steelers will look to get their fifth straight win, but they will have to answer these key questions vs. the Lions to do so.
The Steelers barely squeaked by the Bears in Week 9 to improve their overall record to 5-3. The Lions might be the worst team in the NFL right now, so in theory, the Steelers should dominate in week 10. As was shown against the Bears though, there are no easy games in the NFL, and the Steelers will need to do whatever they can to avoid becoming the first team to lose to the Lions. Here are five key questions the Steelers will have to answer in Week 10 to beat the Lions.
Can the Steelers get some interceptions?
One of the biggest disappointments from this Steelers defense has been the lack of splash plays and turnovers. What was a strong point for this group over the past two years has suddenly become silent, as the fumbles and interceptions haven’t been as regular as they were in seasons past. The Lions have been one of the least efficient teams with the ball though, so this is the week that the team could capitalize on.
Minkah Fitzpatrick, who shockingly hasn’t sniffed an interception despite it being over the halfway mark on the season, could do well to come up big this week. He will likely cover some of the tight-end coverage, so making Jared Goff pay for forcing any pass will be big. As well, getting a corner interception on an ill-timed pass would be beneficial as well. No matter where it comes from, this group needs to add a few more interceptions to their total this week.