Steelers Defense Makes Its Case

October 26th, 2009 by Leave a comment Go to comments

Last season the Pittsburgh Steelers defense cobbled together one of the most impressive NFL betting lines seasons by a defensive unit ever. It ranked number in nearly every measurable defensive stat and lead the team to another Super Bowl. But through the first month of the season this team looked a shadow of its former self.

After the team’s NFL betting lines win over the previously undefeated Vikings on Sunday the defense finally looked like its dominating old self again.

On a day in which the offense sputtered and it looked at times that the Vikings might get the better of the NFL lines, the defense bent but never broke. But what it did do was break the Vikings hopes of returning to Eden Prairie with an undefeated record.

By causing two turnovers and returning both for long TDs the Steelers sealed the win and made a strong case that this is once again the best defense in the NFL.

Through six weeks the team has the second best run defense in the league giving up just 76 yards per game. It’s also allowing just 18.4 points a game which isn’t exactly mind-blowing but when you consider what the team did against Adrian Peterson and Brett Favre, maybe the best tandem in the league, this defense looks very impressive.

It’s still too early to say whether this is the best defense in the NFL. There are still teams with better stats but give it another six weeks and it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see the Steelers leading all the stats again.

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