The Steelers defense gave up some yards but not very many points
If you hadn't watched the game or didn't know the final score and I told you that the Steelers defense gave up a total of three-hundred and sixty-eight yards to the Bengals, you probably would have assumed the result was a loss.
I would have assumed the same, but that is not what transpired in our final home game. Personally, I would have liked to have seen us give up less than three hundred yards, but to give up only eleven points, albeit all the points came in the third quarter, is a testament to how truly dominantly the defense played.
Not only did we give up eleven points, but we also nabbed three INTs courtesy of Eric Rowe, a new addition to the practice squad, Patrick Peterson, who was playing safety, a position, by the way, I thought he should have been playing from the 'get-go', and Alex Highsmith.
In addition to the three INTs, we also sacked the opposing QB three times and held the Bengals to fifty-nine yards rushing. I think our goal in every game is to make the opponent one-dimensional and that is exactly what we were able to accomplish against the Bengals. The proof was in the pudding, as it were.
Let's see what else we learned from the 'incredible' win versus the Bengals.