4 burning questions Steelers desperately need to answer in Week 10 vs. Packers

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (22)
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (22) / Denny Simmons / The Tennessean / USA
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2. Can the Steelers get back to bully ball?

The initial plan for the Steelers was for them to have a powerful running game that would take the pressure off the passing offense. Utilizing two talented backs and a rebuilt line, this offense would chew up time, steadily move the ball down the field, and keep the other team at bay.

It is no secret that none of this has happened. The Steelers offense has been horrible once again, and the running game hasn’t been the dominant force many hoped it would be. While there have been flashes of what this team wanted, the game has been centered around Kenny Pickett to poor results.

That kind of a gameplan won’t work this week either. The Packers are one of the best pass defenses in the league, as they have kept pressure on quarterbacks and have a talented secondary that can take advantage of mistakes. Where they are lacking is in run defense, as they are a bottom unit there.

Pittsburgh needs to take advantage of this and win on the ground this week. Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren should be fixtures on offense, and the goal should be getting a ground game going and grinding out this game. While the Packers offense isn’t potent, the last thing the Steelers need is to give them extra opportunities to see the field.

I’d like to see both backs get over ten carries and for this game to be won on the ground. Harris can grind down the defense and, ideally, handle a steady amount of carries. Warren can provide the change of pace and potential big plays. The offense has to be built to run successfully this week.