Steelers vs Titans: Winners and losers in gritty Week 15 win
By Andrew Falce
It was a hard game to watch at times, but here are the winners and losers from the Steelers gritty win over the Titans.
It was never a pretty game, but the Steelers found a way to win once again. The offense never really got it going, but big plays from the defense and the consistency in the kicking game were key to this win.
All of this means that the team is still alive in the playoff hunt, even if their win wasn’t the performance we were hoping for. Here are the winners and losers from the Steelers win vs. the Titans.
Steelers loser: Pressley Harvin
It’s hard to rant about a punter, but at this point, Pressley Harvin has become a liability for the Steelers. While an acclaimed punter in college, one of his biggest complaints was his consistency as a punter. Unfortunately, those issues have only been magnified since being drafted, Harvin has done a horrible job of consistently making a good punt. A shank every now and again is natural for a punter, but Harvin seems to have as many, if not more, bad punts than he has good.
While there isn’t a lot of options for the team moving forward at punter, one has to imagine that the team will look for some competition for the rookie in the offseason. His inconsistent play has warranted that. This week was no different, as Harvin was horrible early in the game. While having to punt as much as the Steelers have isn’t a good thing itself, Harvin has crippled the defense with his bad punts.