The Pittsburgh Steelers may have only played one preseason game so far, but the stat line says a lot about what needs to be improved upon in the future.
Pittsburgh lost, 18-13, to the New York Giants on Aug. 10. It was a game full of uncharacteristic miscues and a general feeling that a lot of rust needs to be shaken off those black and gold uniforms.
There were definitely some positive things that came out of the game. A lot of the young players looked good, and the veterans did not seem overmatched.
And as always, one preseason game will not determine the course of the Steelers’ 2013 season. Certain players (cough Landry Jones) definitely could use a mulligan or two.
But as it stands, the positive buzz coming out of Steelers training camp was put on hold as the team’s flaws were exposed. Hopefully, we will see improvement on Monday as the Steelers travel to FedEx Field to take on the Washington Redskins.
For now, all we can do is analyze the stats from the last game to point out Pittsburgh’s brightest spots and most gaping holes.