Originally Posted by austinfrench76
When you have a top ranked defense and a lead, you run the ball to kill the clock and play good defense. I don't think its playing scared I believe it's playing smart. IMO.
When you have a top-ranked D and a >8 point
lead then you run the ball, kill the clock and [hope to] play good D.
The Steelers, far too often, follow the 'protect the lead' strategy when they hold <7 point lead or even in tie situations.
That's a problem.