The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t been as effective on defense as they’ve traditionally been under the watch of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, and they’ll be tested this Sunday when the y face an elite Detroit Lions offense that features the game’s best receiver. Calvin Johnson has been torching opposing defensive backs all season, and the Steelers know that he will be very difficult to cover this week, but containing him will end up being the key to a win:
“There’s no comparison,” Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin said. “He’s a big dog. It’s young Randy Moss scary. We’ll do the best we can. He’s a special player. We won’t try anything that hasn’t been tried.”
Johnson is currently averaging over 100 yards a game this season, and is second in the NFL in receiving yards (904) and tied for second in touchdown catches (nine). The Steelers will need to hold him to below those averages if they want to get their fourth win and get back into the race for the AFC North.