One of the biggest stories of the week 1 Steeler win was the run defense, and when you hold a great running back like Saquon Barkley to 6 yards on 15 carries, it should get attention. The Steelers held Barkley to 0.4 yards per carry, 8 of Barkley’s runs were for negative yards, more than half of them. and only 4 of his runs gained more than 2 yards.
Those kinds of numbers don’t happen by accident, and they don’t happen because of a good gameplan, or a few great plays or players. What the Steelers did on run defense week 1 took complete domination by numerous players on the defense.