Defense not helping the offense
Amazingly, this defense is rated #2 overall in yards per game, 12th in points. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that the offense is #2 in TOP, on the field for an amazing 35 minutes a game.
These numbers, however, are far more disturbing.
3rd down pct - 47% (T-30th)
Sacks - 11 (T-24th)
INT - 3 (T-26th)
Fumble rec - 4 (T-16th)
This rested defense is still not getting off the field or taking the ball away from the offense. "Tackle the catch" is allowing offenses to get out of trouble and flip field position far too often, leaving the offense the task of driving the length of the field to score.
This Steeler defense over the past season and a half is the least disruptive Steeler defense I can remember since the 80's.
Last edited by maddog78; 10-25-2012 at 08:23 AM.