O-line issues for PIT and NYG

What both teams can do to improve their offensive lines

Updated: September 30, 2013, 1:57 PM ET
By Dean Oliver | ESPN Stats & Info

Manning/RoethlisbergerGetty ImagesEli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger have both taken a lot of sacks this season.

For those who haven't been to the Northeast, early fall is characterized by nights with temperatures in the 40s, random trees deciding they want to change colors far earlier than all the rest and flocks of Canada geese stinking up large fields, awaiting winless football teams to join them in their flight south for the winter.

This week's Canada geese are the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers. They haven't been part of the flock very often, but this week they did the stinking up the field part as well as any bird could have. A lot of teams that fly south are led there by a quarterback who can't find true north, but that isn't the case with these two teams. Both Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger are, surprisingly, essentially the same guys statistically.

The issue lies with their offensive lines, which have been atrocious this season.


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