Shelle Knows: Steelers In The Number One Spot


Who would have thought that going into the 10 week of the NFL season the Steelers would be in the number one spot with the Cleveland Browns on their heels. Well looking back at the first couple of games both these teams were struggling and a playoff spot looked like a dream. Both teams started this season looking very suspect as the Steelers and the Browns are 1-1 against each other this season.

As for the Steelers, they started to build momentum week seven against the Houston Texans. After beating the Texans on a Monday night, the Steelers then ended the Colts five game winning streak by pulling out a record-setting win. They continued with dominating the score board week 9 against the Ravens.

In the start of the season the defense were not as strong and the only go to player Ben Roethlisberger connected with was Antonio brown. Brown started to get double coverage, making it harder to make those impossible plays that he is good at completing. Also, Bell was breaking rushing yards goals but winning games were still stagnant. Then the other receivers started to step up and make plays such as Moore and Wheaton, giving Brown room to make the tougher plays.

Now since the Browns could take the number one spot at any moment it is important for the Steelers to continue having these blow out games so that they can get the wins and to build more confidence in themselves. As for the Browns, they have a tough defense but a not so solid offense.   That could hinder them with the next games as they face the Bills, Texans and the Colts.

Lets not forget that there is a lot of game left that even Cincinnati and the Ravens can take control again.

So no one is safe.


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