Once again this year, the lack of takeaways by the Steelers' defense is a problem. The Steelers have only 13 takeaways, which puts them at 22nd in the NFL rankings, tied with St. Louis.
Overall, Pittsburgh's giveaway/takeaway ration is only -2, which ties them for 19th in the league, along with Carolina and, yes, Tennessee.
The Steelers have a mere seven interceptions on the year, which puts them 21st in the NFL rankings (tied with Philadelphia).
Cortez Allen leads the team with two interceptions. Players with one interception are Brice McCain, Antwon Blake, William Gay, Jason Worilds and Brett Keisel.
The safeties have no interceptions. Zero. That's pitiful.
If they don't start taking away the ball more often, the Steelers are going to struggle to win games. Tonight, against a rookie quarterback, would be a good time to start upping that total of a meager seven interceptions made so far in 2014.