Steelers bottle up Rams, continue surge as AFC playoff hopeful

PITTSBURGH – It figured that to spring every other disenchanted on their house turf, the Pittsburgh Steelers would wish to put it within the arms in their big-play protection.

Carried out.

Minkah Fitzpatrick picked off Jared Goff with 20 seconds left to keep a 17-12 victory in opposition to the Rams that driven Pittsburgh (Five-Four) above .500 for the primary time this season.

Fitzpatrick and his teammates accrued 4 takeaways in opposition to the protecting NFC champion Rams (Five-Four), and it has develop into a lifestyle for a unit sporting an injury-depleted offense. All the way through Pittsburgh’s four-game successful streak, the protection has produced 14 takeaways.

4 extra issues we discovered from the Steelers’ victory at Heinz Box:

1. Jared Goff is regressing: After lighting fixtures up the Bengals’ inept protection in London in his closing day trip, the Rams quarterback got here again together with his lowest-rated passing sport of the season (51.2). Certain, power from Pittsburgh’s protection had a lot affect, yet Goff in most cases couldn’t include the seize throws when wanted, because the Rams’ 1-for-14 measure on 1/3 downs signifies. And Goff by no means led the Rams to the top zone.

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