Juggernaut does not begin to describe the Steelers’ offense as of late.
Led by Ben Roethlisberger’s 12 touchdown passes in two games, Pittsburgh has re-emerged as a contender with blowout wins over the Colts and Ravens.
That type of output — the Steelers have scored 94 points over the two-week span — isn’t the norm, even in today’s offensively-geared NFL. And it’s leaving the rest of the team awestruck.
“It’s like a video game out there for him. Guys are scoring touchdowns left and right,” linebacker Lawrence Timmons said, via Alan Robinson of TribLIVE.com. “It’s amazing to see.”
“It’s unbelievable,” defensive end Cam Heyward said.
A couple of staggering statistics, per Robinson:
The Steelers (6-3) are averaging 41.3 points over their past three games, after being held to one touchdown or fewer in three of their first six games. They’ve scored 30 points or more in three consecutive games for the first time since 1972. They’re now No. 3 in the league in scoring (27.6), behind the Patriots and Colts.
They’ve scored 74 points in the second quarter over their past three games and 117 points for the season. That’s 12 fewer than the Raiders have scored in four quarters. The only other team to score more than 21 points in a quarter in three consecutive games was the 1967 Chiefs.
What Roethlisberger and Co. are doing is comparable to playing Madden on rookie mode — with the AI sliders turned all the way down. It’s that easy right now.
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