Life near the goal line's been plenty unkind

Life near the goal line's been plenty unkind

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 03: Jaylen Samuels #38 of the Pittsburgh Steelers carries the ball between the defense of Anthony Walker #50 and Darius Leonard #53 of the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin often preaches about winning "situational football" with his team. That can mean winning on third downs, short-yardage or any number of things.

Perhaps most important, it is about winning in the red zone. This season for the Steelers, offensively, the red zone has been the dead zone.

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