ESPN’s Louis Riddick: Steelers have flaw that could cost them Super Bowl

The Pittsburgh Steelers are tied with the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter on Sunday Night Football, and one reason why is a weaknesses that they have been trying to correct for years.

The Packers are starting backup quarterback Brett Hundley, and his numbers look like what would be expected for a backup against one of the best defenses in the NFL—9-14 for 170 yards. However, he does have 3 touchdown passes, all over 35 yards.

ESPN’s Louis Riddick believes the reason for that is a flaw that could cost the Steelers a Super Bowl, their cornerbacks. Starter Joe Haden has been out for a few weeks, but Riddick tweeted out that even with Haden that position group is vulnerable.

The tape isn’t necessary. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 423 yards in that 20-15 loss, and four pass catchers had a longest reception of more than 30 yards on that night.

Haden was signed as a veteran prior to the start of the 2017 season, but the Steelers’ other top corners are both extremely young—Artie Burns and Mike Hilton.

Burns was the Steelers’ first round draft pick in 2016, and according to Pro Football Focus he is the 57th best cornerback in the NFL. That would make him the third best cornerback on the team, far behind Hilton (41) and Haden (28).

In an interview with NBC Sports’ Tony Dungy, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that his team  should win the Super Bowl.

For that to happen, the Steelers can’t have sloppy games like they had against the Lions, and the Packers on Sunday night. They can’t turn the ball over multiple times, and those cornerbacks have to limit the big plays in the passing game.

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