In their 24-16 win over the Carolina Panthers, the Pittsburgh Steelers put forth a well-balanced effort on both sides of the ball.
On offense, quarterback Mitch Trubisky was efficient, accounting for 17 completions for 179 passing yards and a rushing touchdown. Speaking of rushing, the Steelers' ground attack was in full effect, accounting for 156 yards on the ground. In the third quarter, the Steelers' offensive put together a touchdown drive that lasted over 10 minutes. This occurrence may have very well signalled defeat for the Panthers.
On defense, the Steelers' pass rush was its old, disruptive self, registering four sacks, six tackles for loss, and six quarterback hits.
With the team currently at 6-8, they are still fighting for their playoff lives. Regardless of what may happen from this point on, they will need to continue playing with consistency if they have any aspirations of playing in the postseason.