3 things we learned from Steelers win against Tennessee Titans
By Eric Hassel
The Steelers defense played inspired football in the second half against the Titans
If you did not watch the game, do yourself a favor and watch it. It was truly a tale of two cities, so to speak. The defense could do basically nothing right in the first half. In the second half, they could do almost nothing wrong.
The one blemish for the Steelers ‘D’ was and continues to be the inability to stop the run. It saddens me to see this. Over my forty-plus years of watching Steelers football, the one thing the defense was generally the best at was stopping the run.
Again, we won the game and that’s all that matters, but we cannot continue to give up rushing yards with the frequency with which we are giving up said yards. The Titans rushed for two hundred and one yards, averaging just about five yards per carry. That’s not good at all.
What is good is the fact that we were able to generate four turnovers, one INT, and three forced fumbles. That was frankly the difference in the game. Throw in the four sacks we got and that’s the reason we are talking about a win and not a loss. I will take the win in any manner in which we can get it.
Let’s see what else we learned.