After being ranked No. 1 over the past two seasons, this year's Steelers defense is amazingly still ranked sixth overall, first against the run. Sounds reasonably decent, yet it isn't. For any Steelers fan that has watched the team this season, that may be a little hard to believe, as this year's defense is nothing compared to last season's. This is a perfect example of how stats can sometimes be misleading and don't factor in important game situations. Last season, the Steelers allowed 10 points or fewer to five of their final seven opponents. Teams are scoring far more than that in the fourth quarter alone this season. In fact, the Steelers have given up 43 points in the final quarterù22 to Green Bay, 21 to Oaklandùover their last two home games. Overall, the Steelers' 121 points allow ...
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