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A breakdown of Javon Hargrave’s improvement and how the Steelers’ defense brought their big-boy pants vs. Detroit

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense stood tall vs. the Lions when it mattered most, and a large reason why is Javon Hargrave.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were victorious in Week 8 on Sunday Night Football against the Detroit Lions, but how they were victorious is certainly worth noting. We here at BTSC do our own film study and breakdowns, but sometimes the experts provide a deeper level of understanding when it comes to the X’s and O’s.

This is why Brian Baldinger of the NFL Network is, by far, one of the best follows on Twitter for his breakdowns of the week that was in the NFL.

He spent a lot of time on the Week-8 showdown at Ford Field, but mainly focused on the defense. He further narrowed his focus to one tremendously underrated defender—second year defensive lineman Javon Hargrave.

Check out all of Baldy’s breakdowns below: