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Steelers’ Abysmal Third-Down Defense Nearly Spoils The Day As Eagles Convert 11 Straight

If there is one thing that has been obvious about the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2020 season more than anything else, to me, it is that so far, the defense is not the shutdown unit that it was last season. While they have some very good components, particularly their typically relentless pass rush, the reality is that the results have often not been there.

This has been a streaky unit so far, which was never more evident than two weeks ago in their week three victory over the Houston Texans, in which they allowed Houston to run up and down the field in the first half, with three touchdown drives, before shutting things down in the second.