The Good: Steelers offense finding rhythm
The offense isn't fixed, but it's a much prettier pig this week.
Some of the familiar struggles were still present early in the contest, but as the game wore on, the Steelers offense began to resemble the unit we saw down the stretch in 2022. It was nothing if not refreshing.
We saw the rushing attack pick up. Harris rushed for 65 yards while Warren was quite efficient with his opportunities, racking up 52 total yards on 11 touches.
Most importantly, Kenny Pickett looked significantly more comfortable with the game plan and its followthrough. It clearly took a few drives to get rolling, the 72-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Austin III notwithstanding, but once it did it was a breath of fresh air for the entire squad.
The final touchdown drive for Pittsburgh, ending with a play action boot pass to Pat Freiermuth for the score, was emblematic of the rhythm the offense found. All but one play on that drive picked up at least 13 yards.
It did not necessarily translate to the final three drives, which allowed the Raiders the time to sneak back into the game late, but it's still a step in the right direction.