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Steelers vs. Broncos
November 25, 2018 @ 4:25 pm - 7:25 pm
Steelers vs Broncos: Keys to victory for Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos are similar in a lot of ways. The main difference has been the Steelers have proven they can close out games and Denver hasn’t. If Pittsburgh wants to extend their winning streak to seven games, they will have to do everything right. Here are our keys to victory.
Weather the storm-No, not the literal storm. The weather for Sunday’s game will be fine. What the Steelers will need to weather is the push Denver is going to make at the start of the game. After beating the Los Angeles Chargers last week the Broncos are playing with a ton of confidence. Pittsburgh has to deal with what is sure to be a burst from Denver right out of the gate.
Don’t forget about James Conner-Regardless of the score, Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers’ coaches cannot neglect running back James Conner. When Conner gets heavy touches, he gets better and better and against a Denver defense who struggles to stop the run, Pittsburgh cannot forget this.
Pressure Case Keenum-Denver QB Case Keenum has been very hit or miss this season. He had an interception in every game this season until the last two weeks. Part of the reason for this has been better protection. If Pittsburgh can knock him off his spot and make him uncomfortable, the turnovers will come.
Tackle, tackle, tackle-Whether it is trying to slow down running backs Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman or bring down the Broncos cast of talented pass catchers, the Pittsburgh defense has to minimize the damage with better tackling.
The above is taken from Steelers Wire
written by By: Curt Popejoy