Found November 02, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
There are plenty of theories going around on what ails the 2-5 Steelers. They are slow starters, allow too many big plays on defense and can't run the ball on offense. All that is true, but the inability to score and prevent touchdowns in the red zone is as big a problem as any for this team. As the Steelers approach the halfway point of the 2013 season, they are 30th in the NFL in red-zone offense. Only the winless Jacksonville Jaguars have a harder time scoring touchdowns in the red zone than the Steelers. The Steelers are 13th in the league in red-zone defense, which is about where they have been the past two seasons but well off their percentages from their two most recent Super Bowl years in 2008 and 2010 when they were top-five in the league. The 21-18 loss last Sunday at Oakland was a good example of how inefficiency in the red zone created problems the team could not overcome. The Raiders penetrated the Steelers 20 twice in the game and came away with touchdowns both ...
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