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Pittsburgh Steelers winning the battle of the trenches so far in 2018

Want to know how the Steelers are succeeding this season? Look no further than the battle of the trenches.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are on a well-documented five game winning streak, and there are some outsiders who might be wondering what is going on which has caused such a drastic change after a dreadful 1-2-1 start. The answer? The team is winning the battle of the trenches.

When talking about the battle of the trenches, the main talking point is about the sack stats for the Steelers. The offensive lines ability to keep players from sacking Ben Roethlisberger, and the defense’s ability to get to the opposing quarterback.

Check out the stats up to Week 10, per Dom Rinelli of the Steelers Public Relations team:

Some pretty impressive statistics, and when you think about how the team started in the month of September, it has been a remarkable turnaround for both sides of the ball.

When you are talking about offensive and defensive line play, there is no doubt improvement has been noticeable in more than just the sack department. James Conner has had gaping holes to run through, and the defensive line has shut down opponents’ running game with elite efficiency.

It is safe to say, this 2018 Steelers team will go as far as their big men take them, and so far they are looking pretty stellar throughout the first 10 weeks of the regular season.