By John Robbins
Four games into their 2020 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have started off undefeated for the first time in forty seasons. The last two times this happened, the Steelers won the Super Bowl in 1978 and again in 1979.
This year Pittsburgh is led by the same defensive style that won them their previous six Super Bowls.
The defense is led by young talent like linebacker T.J. Watt and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, along with established talent like defensive back Joe Haden and defensive end Setphon Tuitt. The defense has allowed no more than twenty points so far with three games having the opponent held to twenty-one points or less.
Pittsburgh’s offense lacked points the first few games but has managed to score twenty or more points in every game after. They managed to score thirty-eight points against the Philadelphia Eagles to win their fourth game of the season.
The offense is led by the same quarterback that has led the Steelers the last sixteen seasons: Ben Roethlisberger. He has some young receiving targets with third-year wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster and rookie from Notre Dame, Chase Claypool, getting most of the targets. James Washington is the third receiver in the rotation for Pittsburgh.
The Steelers have moved to a running back by committee system with James Conner and Benny Snell Jr. splitting the carries.
Pittsburgh looks to improve their 4-0 record as they go into a seven-game stretch that includes four games that are within the AFC North. Two of those division games are against their rival, the Baltimore Ravens