In the recent past, the secondary was the weak link of the Steelers’ defense. It was widely known that while teams may not have been able to run the ball on Pittsburgh, you could have success throwing it.
That has changed in more recent years, and 2012 was no exception.
The Steelers led the NFL in yards allowed passing, and were 7th in the league in opposing completion percentage. In 2011, the Steelers also led the league in passing yards allowed, and were fifth in the league in opposing completion percentage.
So, as you can see, the secondary have played very well recently. This is especially true when you consider that the Steelers were only 14th in sacks per game in 2012 (12th in 2011).
Leading the way for the Steelers backfield were Ryan Clark (Two interceptions, seven passes defended, and two forced fumbles to go along with 74 tackles and a fumble recovery), Keenan Lewis (23 passes defended and 54 tackles), and Cortez Allen (Two picks, 10 passes defensed, a fumble recovery, and...