Watch: Steelers Vs Lions Initial Analysis

Back to break down my initial thoughts of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 20-15 win over the Detroit Lions. We talk about the number one reason why the Steelers hung on to win, the inconsistent offense, and the overall outlook for the team as they head into a much-welcomed bye week.

As always, let me know your thoughts of the team’s performance in the comments section below. And your confidence level for this squad the rest of the way.

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Alex Kozora
Full-time blogger from mom's basement. Marrying tape and statistics. Chidi Iwuoma is my favorite Steeler of all-time.
  • EdJHJr

    Eli drop, Ben pick easy 7 more points.

  • Sam Clonch

    Don’t forget the Bell fumble inside field goal range and the DHB failed connection. Opportunities were there for 30+ points. Hopefully they can iron out some kinks over the bye. Players and scheme are there for an explosive offense.

  • barry


    When you do these can you add a transcript as text below the video? I don’t always have time to watch a video but am interested in the analysis.

  • srdan

    You don’t have to watch the video, just let it play in the background like a podcast

  • srdan

    Alex, ebron for Tav. Do you do it today?

  • Alex Kozora

    What he said. I’m not going to be able to type the whole thing out.

  • Alex Kozora

    No chance.

  • Talyn Scarbrough

    Alex, do you think Stafford really exposed the defense (looks like we had a few blown coverages) or did he just have a really great game (minus the red zone performances)? Personally, I think Stafford was just on fire last night so he probably would’ve burned any team. I thought he was placing the ball perfectly all game until the throwing windows got tighter in the red zone.

  • cencalsteeler

    That cover 2 soft zone still is my biggest concern. Stafford disected it fairly well. Playoff teams have sharper tools in the shed then what Stafford has in his tool room.

  • Alex Kozora

    I didn’t think the Steelers’ secondary was as good as the numbers showed heading into last night. But you’re right, Stafford is a great QB.

  • Justin Warrenfeltz

    Can we get a “what’s wrong with Ben?” article during the bye week? I’m not looking to Ben-bash, I’m honestly curious about what the tape says about his inconsistencies during the season. Is it misreading coverages, under/overthrowing passes, miscommunication with receivers, drops, balls batted at the line, allowed QB pressures, or poor throwing mechanics that’s contributing? Interested in your insight, Alex.

  • #beatthepats

    I think some of last night was a tired team vs a fresh one, 5 road games and the distactions have to have an effect, that was a good gut check win last night, inconsistent play but made big plays when needed. Like you said much needed bye, soft schedule and 5 home games coming!!!!

  • Dshoff

    Stafford was COMFORTABLE back there. You can’t let any qb, let alone a Stafford get that comfortable back there. Gotta get his mind thinking about the rush or a NFL qb can kill you.
    If it’s a good idea for our OLBs to switch sides to give offensive tackles different looks, then why wouldn’t it be a good idea to give Harrison some snaps. Especially when Chick AND Moats get time.