Steelers vs Titans : Steelers vs. Titans, Preseason Week 3: 3 keys to watch during the Steelers’ final dress rehearsal. The Pittsburgh Steelers face off against the Tennessee Titans in Week 3 of the NFL Preseason, and here are some things to watch.
The anticipation is building for Pittsburgh Steelers fans to watch the dress rehearsal tonight that should address questions that have not been answered so far in preseason. Ben Roethlisberger should be the only offensive starter with his reps limited — the rest of the offense should see extensive playing time. On defense, Joe Haden is the only starter whose availability is in question. It is doubtful that if neither player plays meaningful snaps that the offensive or defensive schemes transform.
Here are three important keys all Steelers fans should be watching on Sunday night:
Offensive play calling
The Steelers attempted the most passes while having the second-fewest run plays in the NFL in 2018. Of the top 10 teams that had the most rushing plays, only Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills did not reach the playoffs. Kansas City Chiefs was the lone anomaly that finished outside of the top 20 to make the playoffs. Will the Steelers get back to power running football against the Titans? This could foreshadow for the rest of the season. There is no disputing that the NFL has become more and a more pass-happy league but the successful teams have shown that running the ball is important for success. So keep an eye out for the balance of play calling.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had promising performances in each of their first two preseason games. Now they are seeking their third consecutive victory in Tennessee.
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Pittsburgh got the ball rolling in 2019 with a preseason victory against the Buccaneers that featured impressive performances from Mason Rudolph, Josh Dobbs, James Washington, and of course Devin Bush.
The following week, the Steelers hosted the Kansas City Chiefs in a game where they were able to hold Patrick Mahomes offense in check. Pittsburgh allowed just 7 point to the Chiefs, and their defense looked dominant despite being without Devin Bush and Joe Haden.
Tonight, the Steelers are hoping for yet another promising performance from their young talents. James Washington has been the star of the offensive side of the ball this preseason for the Steelers.
But he wasn’t the only young receiver that shined. Rookie Diontae Johnson exploded against the Chiefs with a two touchdown performance (though one was called back from an iffy offensive pass interference call). He looks to leave a mark yet again.