2. Tom Brady will not be sacked once
As a result of Blount’s strong running, the Steelers’ pass rush won’t be nearly as good as the Bengals’ last week. Tom Brady got knocked around a bunch last week, especially in the first half; that will not be the case on Sunday.
The Steelers have struggled to bring down the quarterback this season. Their eight total sacks are the third-fewest among all 32 teams in the league entering Week 7, and that’s saying something, because several teams have had their bye week.
In addition to the support of Blount, Brady will avoid sacks by getting rid of the ball extremely quickly. There is no shortage of potent targets in this offense, from Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan to Martellus Bennett and Rob Gronkowski, as well as running back James White and depth fixtures Danny Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell, so Brady will make full use of his arsenal.
However, one pass catcher will stand out from the pack…
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