Pittsburgh was able to find a way to win last Thursday night in a close battle against the Tennessee Titans. It came down to the wire, but the Steelers were able to bail out another win with a last-minute interception. They sit at a 5-3 record and in second place in the AFC North division. Nothing will be easy for the black and gold this season, and they continue to prove that.
Right now, they are in a good position to make the playoffs, but it seems like the club is finding luck when it matters most. Better lucky than good the old saying goes, but the Steelers have a lot of problems on this roster, but they have been able to make plays in crucial moments this season. If those turnovers and fourth-quarter heroics fade, then this team is in trouble.
Things to pay close attention to as the Steelers host Green Bay
The Packers come to town this week, and they are far removed from contender status this year. Jordan Love is struggling right now, and their offense as a whole has seen better days. Injuries and functional concerns of the roster are their biggest hurdle. The Steelers have been doing some things well and they also have some extra rest heading into this game.
This game against Green Bay rounds out a three-game homestand by Pittsburgh, and they need to finish it with a winning record. Things only get more difficult from here for the Steelers. If they want a realistic shot at making the playoffs, then they will need to win the rest of their "winnable games", which includes this one. It won't be easy but that's their recipe for success.
Shutting down Green Bay's rushing attack has to be a top priority. After that, keeping pressure on Love and forcing a couple of turnovers will be vital. Kenny Pickett and the offense are what they are, and they need the defense to hold them in games throughout the first three quarters. That trend will not change, but this game is a winnable matchup for them at home.