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Steelers' defense gets passing grade

Steelers' defense gets passing grade”

Instead, he tried to dump the ball off to Le'Veon Bell, the pass fell incomplete, and the Steelers went to the sideline.

It was the seventh time that Bell has eclipsed 140 rushing yards in a game, but the best news for the Steelers is that it could be the type of performance that gets the offense rolling again. But his fourth game won't be like his first three no matter the playing time for the rookie.

"I think we've increased his reps every week, which obviously tells you we like what we're seeing out there", Pees said. "We're moving in the right directions in a lot of areas: run game development, taking care of the football".

"Joe said yesterday it starts with him, and so, . that's good that he said that, that he thinks that way".

The Steelers' first drive of the game covered 84 yards, lasted almost 10 ½ minutes and ended with a 30-yard field goal. Outside linebackers T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree also have missed at least one game.

Quarterback Joe Flacco was under pressure for much of the game and was limited to mostly check-downs.

"H$3 e sure should be [on the field]", Harbaugh said. The first-choice front all played together for the first time this season. "My goal this week was to take what they give us, don't turn the ball over, and punting isn't a bad thing". The O-line kept digging at it, digging at it.

Last week saw a surge of demonstrations during the National Anthem at NFL games in the form of kneeling, fist raising, or the far less effective arm locking. To hear Ben say it though, there was even more out there. "We want to impose our will on the opposing defense".

Baltimore's offense is a complete joke, and the defense simply isn't as good as they looked during the first two weeks of the season.

Pittsburgh's defense recorded four sacks, two interceptions, and one forced fumble.

"Listen, we definitely have the ability to be productive". The coaching staff keeps pressing for answers and players to step up.

"This is not what the organization anticipated when it kept Hill on the 53-man active roster, and a passing defense that ranks in the middle of the pack at 17th in yards allowed per game could certainly use some depth", Lee wrote.

There are places for improvement, but not significant enough to want to change them. The Ravens then rose as one and stood for the anthem.

Defensive Cameron Heyward agreed, saying the "sky's the limit" for the defense. "That means just coming to practice, doing the little thing". We're an unfinished product.

Henry was one of only three defensive players to hit Ben Roethlisberger, getting to the Pittsburgh quarterback twice. After the terrific start they folded in two straight games.



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