Qtr Avg. Offensive PPG Avg. Opponent PPG
1st 5.4 4.0
2nd 6.6 5.4
3rd 5.4 4.2
4th 5.8 9.4

These are some stats even your own eyes should agree with.

Guess where the Steelers defense ranked last season in the 4th Qtr in opponent PPG?

(I'll give you a hint, ... no team ranked better....)

if the Steelers can figure out how to eliminate the big plays late, I think they can turn a few losses into wins. But I also don't expect them to dominate in any game based on these numbers.