The Steelers offense did just enough to secure victory
So, when I say that the offense did just enough to secure victory, I truly mean that we did just enough on offense to secure victory, but, what we were able to do was good enough. If you didn't watch the game and only saw the final score, you would assume it was a typical Steelers and Ravens game.
In some respects, it was. In other respects, it was not. According to ESPN, the offense was rather pedestrian, amassing less than three hundred yards, converting only six of fifteen third down opportunities, and surrendering three sacks that lost a total of eighteen yards.
On the flip side, we were very balanced, ran for one-hundred and fifty-five yards, of which one-hundred and twelve yards were gained courtesy of Najee Harris, and won the time of possession by nearly a ten-minute margin.
Mason Rudolph was efficient, connecting on eighteen of twenty passes for one TD and no INTs. That was huge if you ask me. Protecting the ball, particularly on the road against the Ravens, and winning the time of possession fueled the victory.
Let's see what we learned on the defensive side of the ball.