Not the best day for the Steelers offensive line, giving up 5 sacks and allowing the Bengals to stop the run on a regular basis. They did open up some holes for the run game and did just enough, especially in the redzone to help that cause. The Bengals pass rush spent way too much time in the Steelers backfield, and arguably at some crucial times during the game.
Kemoeatu was a turnstyle on several plays today and just didn't look comfortable pulling or staying put at LG. Gilbert got owned today too but also made some plays. Overall it wasn't the best day for this group, and credit the Bengals front 7 as well. Those guys are tough and able to get after the QB and they gang tackle which is a big reason they stop the run.
They've managed to stay healthy during these last 3 games for the most part. Starks had a stinger today and Gilbert left late in the game but according to Tomlin nothing appears to be serious. The Bengals defensive front deserves credit as well for their efforts but nonethless the big guys for the Black 'N Gold struggled with consistency today.