The Ultimate Game Plan: Pittsburgh Steelers' 3 must-haves to beat the Rams

Kenny Picket has to have a great game and the Steelers' defense needs to shine.
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Pittsburgh Steelers must protect Kenny Picket

Protecting the quarterback is crucial. If gunslingers do not have time, the offense cannot move downfield. Issues within the offensive line are costing the Steelers points. They've allowed six sacks since Week 4. It's affected Kenny Picket's performances.

Matt Canada is working on ways to protect his sophomore quarterback. Broderick Jones started against the Ravens in Week 5. He played well and will earn more time as the season progresses. The Steelers rank 31st in pass blocking (34.3). They'll need to find a solution before No.99 comes to town.

We have not heard much from Aaron Donald lately, but his presence makes a difference. Puka Nacua and the Rams' offense are the highlights of Sean McVay's unit. Raheem Morris' defense is still working out a few issues. Los Angeles ranks 22nd in defensive ratings (65.9).

Donald's hard work at the line of scrimmage helped the Rams limit big plays. They rank sixth against the run (73.4) and ninth in the pass rush. The Steelers offensive line must limit the seven-time Pro-Bowler's activity on Sunday. Additional pressure on the quarterback will lead to costly turnovers.