Well, another Steelers game against our nemesis the Baltimore Ravens is in the books, and what an incredible win it was. I think the word 'incredible' is more than appropriate to describe what we witnessed against the Ravens.
Frankly, we had no business winning this game. If you didn't see it, we were outplayed in several respects, except for the only one that matters, which is the final score. Based on the final score, you would assume that the game unfolded in the manner in which we desired, but that would be an incorrect assumption.
Let's see what we learned on the offensive side of the ball.
The Steelers offense still has yet to put a good product on the field
Yes, we won the game and that's great, but the offense still after five weeks of the season has yet to put a good product on the field. According to ESPN, the Steelers offense amassed a meager two hundred and eighty-nine yards of offense. If you can't at least generate the equivalent of three football fields of offense, you're generally not going to win.
The fact that we beat the Ravens with the offensive performance we had is a testament to how well the defense played. I've been saying this for two seasons and five games into this season: the Steelers must move on from Matt Canada. He is holding the offense back.
We are winning despite the play-calling that Canada provides. We've discussed this ad nauseam so I won't spend a lot of time making this point, but when is Mike Tomlin going to concede that he made a mistake in promoting Canada to OC in the first place?
It's OK to make a mistake. We all make mistakes. What's not OK is when you don't do what is in your power to correct that mistake. We punted six times on essentially ten possessions. That's simply terrible. Enough is enough.
Let's see what we learned on the defensive side of the ball.