The Pittsburgh Steelers put on an offensive clinic on Thursday Night Football against the Tennessee Titans. Specifically, the Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown connection was at its best of the 2017 season, without question.
The Steelers duo was on fire, as Roethlisberger threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns, while Brown caught 10 passes for 144 yards and three of those touchdowns. Brown saw 13 targets and it’s obvious that Titans had no answer in the 40-17 rout.
Specifically, though, Roethlisberger torched the Titans when they blitzed, as Jim Wyatt of Titans Online pointed out, courtesy of Pro Football Focus. His completion percentage was exceptional and three of his four touchdowns came when Tennessee applied pressure to the Steelers signal-caller.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) November 17, 2017
Those numbers are brutal for Tennessee, and it is certainly should have been modified on the fly. Unfortunately for the Titans, it seems that there wasn’t much they could have done in terms of slowing down Roethlisberger and Brown in this game. Blitzing wasn’t working, and obviously, not applying pressure wasn’t either.