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Teryl Austin Says Steelers Are Losing Too Many 50-50 Balls: ‘We Have To Get Better At Winning Them’

When Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins went over 100 yards on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, it was the seventh game where the Steelers surrendered over 100 yards to opposing receivers. That’s 70% of games this season where Pittsburgh has given up over 100 yards to an opposing receiver, which needless to say is not a good number. Talking to the media before practice today, defensive coordinator Teryl Austin addressed what Pittsburgh needs to do to prevent receivers from beating them over the top.

“There’s been a lot of times when we’ve been in position to make the plays and we aren’t making the plays and we’re not making the plays.