The Steelers were able to get pressure on 59.6 % of the Broncos dropbacks pic.twitter.com/YCjQgKiaNZ
— PFF PIT Steelers (@PFF_Steelers) September 21, 2020
The Steelers pass rush is picking up where it left off in 2019.
Through two weeks, Pittsburgh has a mammoth 77 total pressures generated — against the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos, who are in the top five of pressured allowed with 56 and 46, respectively.
It just so happens that the Steelers Week 3 opponent are the Houston Texans, who have allowed the most pressures (57) through Week 2.
And who leads the team in pressures with 14 each, but T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree, closely followed by Stephon Tuitt and Cam Heyward with 13.
Most pressures allowed through W2:
1. Texans – 57
2. Giants – 56
3. Bengals – 52
4. Broncos – 46
5. Chiefs – 42 pic.twitter.com/r8exlMxqSe
— PFF (@PFF) September 21, 2020
As for the other teams currently on the list, Pittsburgh won’t face Cincinatti until the second half of the season. Hopefully, there will be a future contest between the Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs, who have allowed Pat Mahomes to be pressured 42 times.
Stats courtesy of Pro Football Focus