Three huge injuries. They have given up way to many yards, been terrible on third down defense but just extremely effective in the red zone. Which is kinda what you saw yesterday.
I also think the play calling was pretty ineffective last night. Alex Smith was doing everything they asked, they just needed to open up the offense more than they did.
May as well put DJ at the top of that list. The one thing folks overlook is the Steelers offensive line has really been getting after it. It's actually a minor miracle, with the two plumbers they have at offensive tackle. Earlier this season it was a toss up which one was playing worse. Villanueva is a former wide receiver lol.
KC needed to stop that run game. But missing Johnson took the heart out of that run D. The Raiders have known this, but our defense couldn't keep the deal. So we couldn't sustain possesion. Pittsburgh's could, which allowed them to stick with it.