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      The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens took part in a big divisional game at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday Cheap T. J. Watt Jersey , and the Steelers presented their loyal fan base with their fourth straight win of the regular season.During the game, some perform well, while others fall short of the standard. This is where the Winners and Losers column comes in. After the game, when the dust settles, we decipher who falls into which category. As always, feel free to comment on the list in the comment section below. Be part of the conversation!WinnersJames ConnerStat Line: 24 carries, 107 yards, 4.5 ypc / 7 rec on 9 targets, 56 yards, 1 TDWhat else is there to say about James Conner which hasn’t already been said? The Steelers second year running back has proven he can do it all, and then some. At this point, fans should stop comparing Conner to Le’Veon Bell, and talking about an historic season for No. 30. Just a tremendous game, and a joy to watch play the game.Ben RoethlisbergerStat Line: 28/47, 270 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs, 1 Rushing TDThis wasn’t one of those games where everyone is gushing over Roethlisberger’s play, but No. 7 put together a tremendous game when the team needed it most. Did he make some mistakes? Absolutely. His pass to Brown in the waning minutes of the game was behind him, and his scramble which almost turned catastrophic was not the best decision. However Cheap Maurkice Pouncey Jersey , his pre-snap reads and execution on third downs were absolutely worthy of a spot in the Winner column.Mike HiltonStat Line: 4 tackles, 4 solo, 2 TFL, 1 PDThe Steelers’ defense is better with Hilton on the field, compared to the alternative. Hilton missed the team’s first game with the Ravens due to an elbow injury, but made up for it in Week 9 with his tremendous play, especially in the first half. Hilton is just now getting recognition from the national media, but Steelers fans know how valuable he is to the defense on a weekly basis. He is someone who has to be accounted for every time he steps on the field.Bud DupreeStat Line: 1 tackle, 1 TFL, .5 sacks, 1 QB HitSome will look at Dupree’s stat line and start proclaiming how poor a pick Dupree was by the Steelers. If you watched the game, and Dupree, closely, you saw him making plays. Sometimes, they resulted in penalties, and others just collapsing the pocket on Joe Flacco. This is the second game in a row Dupree has been a force off the edge, and the hope is this continues in Week 10 vs. the Panthers. Yes, he was going against backup tackles, but is he supposed to apologize for that? Nope.Joshua DobbsStat Line: 1/1, 22 yardsWhat was my reaction to Dobbs coming in and throwing the ball? Shock. What was my reaction after Dobbs hit JuJu Smith-Schuster for a 22 yard gain and first down? Laughter. I don’t know why, but I couldn’t stop laughing. Maybe it was the guts of Randy Fichtner to have Dobbs throw the ball. Maybe it was how the Ravens somehow allowed Dobbs to complete the pass. Either way, this play was much larger than most might assume, even if Roethlisberger returned to the game on the next play.Antonio BrownStat Line: 5 rec , 42 yards, 1 TDFor many superstars in the NFL, there comes a point when individual accolades and statistics don’t matter anymore. Winning Super Bowls matter. That’s all. I feel Brown is starting to enter this territory. He isn’t putting up gaudy receiving statistics, but his 9 touchdowns through 8 games is certainly a statistic he can be proud of. The Steelers are winning, Brown is hitting the end zone with regularity, and for the time being all is right with the world.Sean DavisStat Line: 9 tackles, 9 solo I’ve said this on our podcasts multiple times, but felt Davis deserves a spot in the Winner column for his complete body of work throughout the season. His 9 tackles led the team, but Davis has been tremendous at Free Safety. He has shown range, great instincts and tremendous tackling. Quite the difference from Mike Mitchell.3rd Down Offense/DefenseStat Line: Offense: 10/16, Defense: 4/12The battle on third down was dominated by the Steelers on both sides of the ball. The offense went from going 2/12 in Week 4, to 10/16 in Week 9. The defense did a tremendous job as well getting off the field. Want to know a statistic which directly relates to wins and losses? Try this one…and the next one.Red-Zone Offense/DefenseStat Line: Offense: 3/4, Defense: 1/4The Steelers’ offense has been tremendous in the red-zone this season, and the Steelers’ defense is starting to re-gain their bend, don’t break, style of play which holds teams to field goals and not giving up touchdowns. In fact, the only Ravens touchdown came after a very questionable defensive pass interference call set them up on the one-yard line.T.O.PStat Line: Steelers 36:29 / Ravens 23:31The Steelers sucked the life out of the Ravens, and M&T Bank Stadium, with a clock controlling offense which chewed up massive amounts of time. Want another ridiculous statistic? The Steelers ran 76 offensive plays to the Ravens’ 56. 20 more plays is remarkable in today’s NFL. Great game plan and execution by the Steelers in this huge AFC North game, LosersPenaltiesStat Line: 8 penalties, 103 yardsThere were a lot of issues with the penalties. Many were completely bogus, but penalties continue to haunt this team in big ways. Think about Stephon Tuitt’s offsides which negated a sack. Alejandro Villanueva being called for a hold on a big completion to JuJu Smith-Schuster and the three defensive pass interference calls were critical moments of the game. Steelers need to clean up their play if they want to not only win the division, but compete for a Super Bowl. Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner issues a warning to his wide receivers and tight ends if they happen to get tackled at the 1-yard line.”There’s a chance you might not get it again Cheap JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey ,” Fichtner said. “When you get down there, you better make it count.”Fichtner isn’t kidding. The first-year play-caller understands the abundance of options he has while guiding one of the league’s most potent offenses. Yet he’s also installed a bit of an old-school approach when the Steelers get close to the end zone. More runs. Fewer passes. More big guys doing what big guys do best: pushing players in opposing jerseys out of the way.The results have been startling. Pittsburgh has turned a league-high 78 percent (22 of 28) of its red zone opportunities into touchdown celebrations, one of the main reasons the streaking Steelers (6-2-1) are on pace to set a franchise record in points.It’s a stark departure from Todd Haley’s productive if occasionally volatile six-year tenure as offensive coordinator, when Pittsburgh had no trouble piling up yards but would often bog down with the goal line in sight. The Steelers finished between 12th and 18th in red zone efficiency during Haley’s run, one of the reasons the team opted to go in another direction in the offseason when it fired him and replaced him with Fichtner.Fichtner was given a mandate from ownership to put up more points, and Fichtner has taken a decidedly collaborative approach to making it happen, whether if it’s giving quarterback Ben Roethlisberger more freedom calling plays or picking the brain of offensive line coach Mike Munchak and assistant Shaun Sarrett to see what might work best when space gets tight.”Coach Randy has been really good in the sense that ‘Hey, Munch, what do you want to do? What’s best in this situation?'” left guard Ramon Foster said. “We all know that Munch is a guy that understands and knows the run. He and Randy have been putting us in really good position to run the ball in too. I say their communication is really high.”Having a running back who seems to embrace the dirty work required near the end zone helps. James Conner set an Atlantic Coast Conference record for touchdowns during his remarkable college career at Pittsburgh. He moved next door after the Steelers drafted him in the third round of the 2017 draft and was thrust into the starter’s roll when two-time All-Pro Le’Veon Bell decided to sit out the season rather than sign his one-year franchise tender.All Conner has done in his first nine games is score 11 touchdowns, 10 of them on the ground and seven of them on runs from inside the opponent 5. Bell never scored more than nine rushing touchdowns in a season and scored 18 rushing touchdowns total on carries inside the 5 during his five seasons with the Steelers.The issue for Bell wasn’t necessarily production but opportunities. Bell never had more than seven rushing attempts inside the 5 in a single season. Conner already has 11. Roethlisberger ranked second in the NFL in red zone pass attempts inside the 10 in 2017. He’s 15th this season because rather than throw it, he’s turning around to hand it off.”I think it’s been a shift,” wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey said. “When you have a new offensive coordinator he’s going to emphasize some things that he feels like needs to change. I think the past 3-4 years we haven’t been great in the red zone. So having that run element has been good but also having (tight end) Vance (McDonald) healthy, having others guys healthy allows us to expand more and do different things and get teams in different personnel so we can run the ball.”And still throw it when necessary. Roethlisberger threw five touchdowns to five different receivers in last week’s 52-21 dismantling of Carolina, three of them coming from 12 yards or less.”We got a lot of guys that can make plays in this offense and coach Randy is finding a way to get that done,” Foster said. “Whether it’s him calling or whether it’s Ben calling, we’re finding a way to get it done.”Even if finding a way means simply looking at the talent at your disposal and try to avoid the temptation to get cute.”Sometimes you overthink it,” Heyward-Bey said. “Sometimes you’re trying to game plan, ‘Oh this worked for another team, so let’s try it.’ Sometimes you’ve just got to play hard-nosed football and I think that’s what we’ve been trying to do. We throw a couple tricks here and there, but we’re just going to try and come downhill and try to score.”NOTES: RT Marcus Gilbert (knee) and DE Stephon Tuitt (elbow) did not practice on Thursday. … Conner (concussion) and Roethlisberger (coach’s decision) did practice.

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