The corners struggled mightily
Pittsburgh has some talented receivers on their team as well as a quarterback who has won two Super Bowls and has been named to the Pro Bowl six times in his career. Even if they are struggling as a unit, they have the potential to be dangerous.
Minnesota’s secondary struggled a lot against the Steelers’ receivers. Big Ben threw the ball 40 times and completed 28 of those for 308 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception with a majority of the damage coming in the second half.
Once Ben started testing Bashaud Breeland, Cameron Dantzler, and Kris Boyd, good things started happening for the Steelers. Penalties, mistakes, and loose coverage let Pittsburgh find a rhythm and nearly bring them back into the game.
Even Patrick Peterson missed a tackle in the final minutes that could have ended the game, so it’s not just the three listed that were making mistakes. Three receivers had over 60 yards on the day for the Steelers, since he wasn’t dialed in on one receiver like Kirk Cousins was with his 15 targets for Justin Jefferson.