Ray Jr’s Two Cents: 3 things regarding yesterday’s Steelers/Patriots game:

Steelers Running Back Jaylen Samuels(#38) points out its a first down in Pittsburghs 17-10 win over the New England Patriots , Sunday December 16,2018 at Hines Field in Pittsburgh (Photo Credit : Vince Butts -UMT Sports)

By Ray Porter Jr.

  1. Part of me wonders if the Steelers were listening to their own press about the Patriots & underestimated them since they lost badly to the Dolphins in Week 1 and the fact that (Let’s be real) Tom Brady is no longer there? It’s easy to play down to whatever level is assumed the competition is at that point.

Bill Belichick is still the head coach of that team–they should never be underestimated.

  1. Unless you’re the Steel Curtain defense, it is unrealistic to think that a unit can get 7 sacks and intercept 4 passes every week whether TJ Watt is there or not. Yes, they couldn’t generate a pass rush, but the defense wasn’t doing the fundamental things either like getting off the field on 3rd downs and stopping the run. Don’t get me started on how they were in the final 6:22 of the game.

The Week 1 performance wrote a check that the defense couldn’t cash in Week 2.

  1. I know Steelers fans are hoping/waiting for a QB switch Kenny Pickett to eventually happen, but it would not be logical for them to throw a rookie in there on a short week. It is what it is: Mitch Tribusky will start against the Browns.

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