Steelers’ defense is tough; offense won’t take it easy

Some observations as NFL player correspondent Antwaan Randle El and I watch the Steelers maintain their lead in the AFC Championship Game:

Antwaan says Joe Flacco is obviously having a bad game, but he doesn’t believe it’s because the Ravens’ QB is a rookie or not a good player. Most every quarterback in the league would struggle right now against this Steelers defense. Each time Baltimore does one thing wrong (not picking up a blitz, not finding the open spot in a zone), Pittsburgh has made the Ravens pay.

As for the offense, Antwaan says don’t look for the Steelers to become conservative because they’re up two scores going into the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Bruce Arians likes to kick the plug out of the wall when he gets the chance.

Vic Carucci is reporting from Heinz Field

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