The Steelers are 5-0 and the offense is as deeper and well-rounded as any time in the new millennium. With a trio of rushers led by James Conner and a wide receiver stable that Ben Roethlisberger can count on to be his top weapon on any given Sunday, the Steelers are boasting a versatility that can serve them well to go deep in 2020. The defense has, more or less, a certain Swiss Army quality as well.
Inside linebacker Devin Bush, the Steelers' 2019 first-round pick, is done for the season after tearing his ACL in the second quarter of Sunday's win against the Cleveland Browns, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The blow to the defense is incalculable. Bush played every single defensive snap before his injury, and he wears the green dot on his helmet during games to communicate with the sideline as the defensive playcaller.
The Pittsburgh Steelers managed to beat the Cleveland Browns 38-7 despite Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger having his least productive full-game effort since Oct. 20, 2013, and that was due in part to the contributions of Pitt alum and Steelers running back James Conner, who ran for 100 yards for the third time in his last four games. All told, Conner ran for 101 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries on a day when the Steelers leaned heavily on their running game.