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April 13, 2024 10:52 pm

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Steelers Win Their Second Straight to Move to 4-2 

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The Pittsburgh Steelers returned from their bye in victorious fashion as they picked up a 24-17 road win over the Los Angeles Rams to move to 4-2 on the season. 

For much of the afternoon, the Steelers offense was stuck in neutral, having only accumulated 110 yards of total offense through the first three quarters. But trailing 17-10 at the start of the fourth quarter, the offense lit up in a big way, putting up 190 yards in the fourth quarter on the way to two big touchdown drives. The first, for 59 yards, culminated in a 13 yard touchdown run by Jaylen Warren. While the second, an 80 yard, five-plus minute drive ended with Najee Harris punching it in from three yards out to score the game winning touchdown. 

Though the offense wasn’t clicking for much of the day, the team did its best to minimize mistakes. Quarterback Kenny Pickett threw for 230 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions. He did, however, score a rushing touchdown from the one yard line. The defense also continued to step up, forcing an interception on Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, as well as sacking him twice. 

The story at the end of the day though was a controversial spot on the game’s last drive that gave the Steelers a first down and allowed them to kneel the ball out for the win. The Steelers will look to keep their winning streak alive as they welcome the 5-2 Jacksonville Jaguars to Acrisure Stadium. The Jaguars are 3-0 on the road this season.