Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:24 p.m.
Updated 7 hours ago
There’s no need to think up any catchy sack-related nickname for these Steelers. Blitzburgh, it’s not.
They suit up an average of 23 players on defense every week, but they have only 12 sacks in seven games. J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans has 9 1⁄2 sacks by himself.
Jason Worilds (who played nine snaps Sunday against Washington) and Larry Foote lead with three sacks each.
At their present pace, the Steelers will finish with 27 sacks, the fewest since they had 19 in 1988. The team low for a 16-game season is 18 in 1980.
“We had only one sack (against the Redskins), but I think we did a great job of putting the pressure on,” outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley said.
The Giants have 21 sacks, led by Jason Pierre-Paul’s 51⁄2