Well, I don't know about your thoughts on the game but the Steelers performance against the Seattle Seahawks was nothing short of historic. Before the game, my twenty-five-year-old son asked me if I knew the last time we had won in Seattle.
My first thought was 1984, but it was actually 1983. Think about that for a minute. The last time the Steelers won in Seattle was 1983. That year was memorable in more ways than one, but it was most memorable as being the last year Terry Bradshaw played.
While we exorcised some 'demons' against the Seahawks, we were also exposed in some respects. With that in mind, let's see what we learned on the offensive side of the ball.
The Steelers offense is finally 'firing on all cylinders'
Without sounding too sarcastic, where has the Steelers offense been all season? In the last two games, we have scored at least thirty points, both winning efforts, and won the turnover battle. When you score at least thirty points and win the turnover battle, good things tend to happen.
That is exactly what transpired against the Seahawks. The offense exploded for four hundred and sixty-eight yards. Not only did the offense amass nearly five hundred yards, but we ran seventy-one plays. Without doing a bunch of research, I can't remember the last time the Steelers offense ran over seventy plays.
For the second game in a row, Mason Rudolph was effective and efficient, throwing for two-hundred and seventy-four yards with zero INTs. That was huge. To go on the road, particularly to go to Seattle, and throw the ball twenty-four times without throwing a pick is pretty impressive if you ask me.
What was also pretty impressive to me was the running of Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren, who combined for one-hundred and ninety-seven yards on the ground. Make no mistake, the ability to run the ball effectively, particularly on the road, is often the difference between victory and defeat.
It's refreshing to see both Harris and Warren contribute to the running game the way they have been in recent weeks. George Pickens had another big day, hauling in seven passes for one-hundred and thirty-one yards.
Let's see what we learned on the defensive side of the ball.