The Green Bay Packers (2-1) and Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) are two proud and successful organizations heading in opposite directions to start the 2021 season.
The Packers bounced back from a 35-point loss in Week 1 with two straight wins, including last Sunday’s dramatic win in San Francisco. The Steelers upset the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 but have since lost two straight games, including a 14-point home loss to the rival Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday.
Football is a complicated game, but finding the reasons for winning individual matchups between teams is often a straightforward exercise. What wins games? Excellent quarterback play, winning the line of scrimmage, taking care of the football and taking it away, controlling the important situations and overcoming or taking advantage of the injury situation.
In our weekly preview series, Zach Kruse from Packers Wire and Curt Popejoy from Steelers Wire went deep into the matchup to determine who has the advantage at the five key factors for winning football games in the NFL.