Trent Green: 'Desperate game' for both Falcons, Steelers

John and Hugh
October 04, 2018 - 8:28 pm

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The Atlanta Falcons will be without their best interior defensive line player, Grady Jarrett, as the team will travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers on Sunday.

Both teams are in desperate search at a win to keep their hopes of the division in sight.

Despite being riddled with injuries on the defensive side of the ball, the Falcons (1-3) have carried a fourth quarter lead in each of their losses. NFL on CBS analyst Trent Green said this Atlanta team is better than their record shows.

"When you look at this team, it is not a 1-3 team," said Green. "It's a play here, a play there, a penalty there, a drop here or a fumble there -- whatever it may be, it's just a few plays away. So I think that's what makes it frustrating."

The Steelers (1-2-1) have been without their star running back Le'Veon Bell, who just announced he won't return to the team until after Week 7 (the team's bye week). He's been holding out in hopes of a new contract.

Pittsburgh's defense has had it's fair share of struggles, giving up 400 yards in total defense the past three weeks of the season.

According Green, this is a "very desperate game" for both teams.