Job 1 for Steelers, Rams: Protect the QB

Job 1 for Steelers, Rams: Protect the QB

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree (48) Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (90)

PITTSBURGH — The NFL has gone out of its way to protect quarterbacks, but much like a sub-par offensive line, the protection doesn't always hold up.

It's a big reason why half of the league's 32 teams -- including the Steelers -- have been forced to use a different starting quarterback this season, as Ben Roethlisberger, the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, the Saints' Drew Brees and other star quarterbacks have all missed time.

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