PITTSBURGH – It figured that to spring another upset on their home turf, the Pittsburgh Steelers would need to put it in the hands of their big-play defense.
Minkah Fitzpatrick picked off Jared Goff with 20 seconds left to preserve a 17-12 victory against the Rams that pushed Pittsburgh (5-4) above .500 for the first time this season.
Fitzpatrick and his teammates collected four takeaways against the defending NFC champion Rams (5-4), and it has become a way of life for a unit carrying an injury-depleted offense. During Pittsburgh’s four-game winning streak, the defense has produced 14 takeaways.
Four more things we learned from the Steelers’ victory at Heinz Field:
1. Jared Goff is regressing: After lighting up the Bengals’ inept defense in London in