The Pittsburgh Steelers got their job during Bye Week. Here are three statistics you need to fix.
When the Steelers distributed numerous annulable annual contracts in the past offseason, they probably didn’t expect to sit on a 3-3 record in the bye week. After losing three straight games earlier this year, Pittsburgh rebounded in each of the last two games against the Broncos and Seahawks.
Unfortunately, the team we saw for the first six weeks of the season won’t stand a chance of having a legitimate run after their departure in Week 7 without some serious changes. Here are three very disturbing stats that need improvement after the break:
Steelers points per game: 19.5 (25th)
A decade or two ago there were some soccer teams that may get away with less than 20 points per game. However, even an elite defense team in today’s NFL can’t expect to win many games with an offense that doesn’t score any points on the board.
That number is even lower when you factor in the Special Teams touchdown that Pittsburgh scored against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. There is a lot of blame here. Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t exactly overwhelming to say the least, while the offensive at the start of the season was well below average.
The Steelers have bye week to try and sort things out and come up with a game plan that will kick off this off-season. Fortunately, we’ve had a little more success in Pittsburgh’s last two games thanks to an ongoing game that is finally starting. However, the Steelers really need to score at least 24 points per game (which is roughly the NFL average) to give themselves a chance on the track.