Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 10/20/12
Normally this would be a no brainer question, the Steelers under Dick Lebeau have always taken the mentality that you stop the run first and make the team one dimensional. This allows you make them more predictable and in theory easier to defend. This year the Steelers defense is ranked 4th overall, allowing 295 yds per game, but things aren’t always as they seem. That stat is deceiving because in the 2nd half and more precisely, the 4th quarter our Steelers haven’t proven they can hang onto a 10 point lead to save their lives.So how does the #4 defense vs the pass, and #9th against the run plan to stop the Bengals this Sunday night at Paul Brown stadium in Cincinnati? This isn’t your typical AFC North, black and blue division any longer. The Steelers, Brown, Bengals, and Ravens have all shown an ability to score a lot of points on offense and give up big yards on defense.Stopping the pass: Given the struggles of the Steelers best cover man, Ike Taylor, and the strength of the Benga...
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