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After two weeks of poor play along the defensive line, that unit appeared to take a step forward, even if it was only a minor one.
The defensive line failed to get a sack against Ben Roethlisberger. At times it was able to generate pressure and in a few instances was able to get to the quarterback, but it was unable to bring him down.
Julius Peppers finally showed some life as he rumbled 42 yards into the end zone after recovering/catching a fumble that was forced by Lance Briggs.
Despite being a non-factor for much of the team's first three games, the loss of Henry Melton to an injury, via CBS Sports, could have some serious ramifications in the weeks to come.
Peppers, Corey Wootton and Shea McClellin need to continue to improve their pass rush on a weekly basis, and Nate Collins will likely replace Melton at the 3-technique tackle position if his injury keeps him out.