The Steelers have won four straight in this series. In addition to the three-pronged attack of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh is tied for second in the NFL with 24 sacks. Detroit has allowed 23.
Fortunately for the Lions, they come off a bye, allowing Matthew Stafford to heal up a bit before facing that emerging defense.
Who will be the Ravens, Dolphins or Cardinals of this matchup as the team that fails to show up in old England? Like you needed to ask; we had you at Browns. The Vikings keep rolling through a favorable schedule to build their NFC North cred.
I don’t think it is behind, DeCastro told Sporting News. I hope it’s behind, but you never know. We could come out and lay an egg next week (at Detroit). I hope we don’t, but it’s possible.
I hope people realize that. I hope they realize how hard it is to do this.
And how much easier it would be for the Steelers without self-inflicted headaches.
The argument over whether the hit was legal seems foolish, in light of the question of whether Alonso was punished enough. In the big picture, the Dolphins paid almost no price at all. A better team could have capitalized on what was, essentially, a 6-yard penalty for knocking out the starting quarterback in the red zone late in the first half of a game that was far from out of hand.