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Team Turmoil Gets a Huge Win in Tampa, As Steelers Survive Fitz and the Bucs 30-27

2. Defense Flusters Fitz

Over the last two weeks the national focus has been on the huge start for Bucs QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, and why not, he was putting up record numbers and did it against two NFC Super Bowl contenders in the Saints and Eagles.

Monday night the Steelers D lowered the boom somewhat on Fitz, who still wrapped up the night throwing for 411 yards with thee touchdowns and three picks, but the pressure the Steelers D put on the veteran QB was a huge difference in the game.

The game didn’t start so good for the D, as Fitzpatrick and the Bucs went right down the field early in the second and scored to make it 7-0, but then they started to pile up the sacks and picks, ending the first half with four takeaways.

Even on the Bucs final drive, the pressure from the up front guys and linebackers was enough to force a three-and-out to force a punt.

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Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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