I don't know about you but I think the word to describe the Steelers win against the Los Angeles Rams is unbelievable and here's why I say that. According to ESPN, we were outgained on offense in total plays, total yardage, average yards per play, and time of possession.
So, the question is this: how did we win this game? That's a good question. I think the obvious answer is that we scored more points than the Rams, but the reality is we got lucky. Sometimes luck is all you need and, against the Rams, luck was enough to secure victory.
Let's see what we learned on the offensive side of the ball.
The Steelers offense came alive in the fourth quarter to bring home a road win against the Rams
If you didn't watch the game, I would encourage you to do so because, at the outset of the game, it looked like we were headed for yet another dreadful offensive performance en route to yet another loss. Thankfully, that did not come to fruition.
What did come to fruition was a struggling offense perhaps finding its footing in the moments that meant the most, the fourth quarter. Although we continue to have slow starts under Matt Canada, this particular slow start did not come home to roost, so to speak.
The slow start but strong finish certainly does not exonerate Canada from three seasons of poor offensive performance, but, at least against the Rams, we saw what the offense could potentially look like under Canada, who, it would seem, will be our offensive coordinator for the remainder of the season.
While I think it's fair to say that everyone contributed on offense, Kenny Pickett and George Pickens led the way, The 'Picket to Pickens' connection was on full display, connecting on five passes for one hundred and seven yards, which accounted for roughly half of Pickett's total passing yardage.
Let's see what we learned on the defensive side of the ball.