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Breaking down how the Steelers’ defense has become a turnover machine in 2019

The Pittsburgh Steelers are struggling to start the season, but not when it comes to creating turnovers.

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There isn’t much good to be spoke of surrounding the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers. After an 0-3 start to the season, the team is in dire straits. They have an offense which is captained by an unknown in Mason Rudolph, and the offensive production is at, or near, the bottom of the league in almost every statistical category.

The Pittsburgh defense hasn’t been much better throughout the 2019 season either. They have had an inability to get off the field on the crucial possession downs, but also haven’t been able to get much help from their offense in regards to longer drives to keep them fresh.

However, if there is one thing which isn’t sub-par with the Steelers has been their ability to create turnovers. Heading into Week 3 the Steelers were at the top of the NFL with 7 takeaways on the year.

How are they doing it? Is it just luck? Or is this a pleasant change from the turnover drought the team experienced in 2018?

NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger took to his “Baldy Breakdown” booth to talk about the Steelers’ defense and their ability to create turnovers in the early portions of the season. Check out the video below, and be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the team as they prepare for the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4 on Monday Night Football.