(10/13/14) After dominating the Jaguars in Week 5, as every team does, the Steelers came back down to earth defensively Week 6 at Cleveland, giving up a season-high 31 points on 368 yards. They again didn't generate much of a pass rush, recording just one sack for the third straight game. They also recovered a fumble.
Going by standard CBSSports.com scoring, the Steelers DST has recorded double-digit Fantasy points in just two of its first six games. It's tied for 14th in total Fantasy points.
And that's with mostly favorable matchups to begin the year. You'll probably want to avoid it for a not-so-favorable matchup Week 7 against Houston.
Steelers LB Ryan Shazier gets the red light for Week 6
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/14) Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee) was officially ruled out for Week 6 at Cleveland, per ESPN on Friday. Shazier practiced again Friday on a limited basis, but the team appears to be taking a cautious approach with the rookie, who will now have an extra week to prepare for a Week 7 Monday night clash against the Texans.
Steelers D comes up big in Week 5 win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/6/14) The Steelers defense showed up, as expected, in Week 5 against the Jaguars, in a 17-9 win.
The Jaguars really couldn't muster anything in this game, finishing with just 243 yards of total offense on 52 plays. The Steelers forced two turnovers, both on interceptions of Blake Bortles, and one of which was brought back 22 yards for a game-sealing touchdown in the fourth quarter. They added one sack in the game.
The Steelers had allowed at least 20 points in three of their first four games, before holding the Jaguars in check. They will look to keep rolling in Week 6 against the Browns, who put up 27 points on them in Week 1.
Shamarko Thomas suffers left hamstring injury Week 5