Steelers: Best passing game in NFL?
The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently the only team in the league to have all five starters on the offensive line boast a positive pass blocking grade (with a cumulative +20.2 between them). This coupled with league-leading passing and receiving grades from Ben Roethlisberger (+25.3) and Antonio Brown (+15.6) respectively, have given the Steelers their most formidable air game in recent years.
That doesn’t tell the whole story though, Roethlisberger’s 77.9% accuracy while Passing Under Pressure is easily the best in the league, and augments the strong performance of the Steelers’ offensive line. Roethlisberger’s 98.04 PFF QB Rating (second-best in the league), and 77.0 Accuracy Percentage (fourth-best) offer further proof of a high-functioning passing attack.
It’s a bold statement to suggest this offense compares to the usually free-scoring Denver Broncos. However based on their respective performances so far in 2014, it’s certainly not unfair to say that pound-for-pound, Peyton Manning and company do not sit at the top of the pile alone.