Originally written December 09, 2012 on Steel City Blitz:
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The Steelers continue to receive gift after gift from the rest of the NFL. Even the loss today at Heinz Field, 34-24 to the lowly Chargers still leaves them in control of the 6th seed in the playoffs by virtue of the Ravens and Bengals both losing. I’ve said it many times this year, if the Steelers have 9 lives they are burning through at a rapid pace. As Mike Tomlin said in his post game presser, it doesn’t matter what happens in other NFL stadiums if his team keeps playing like this. The return of Ben Roethlisberger was supposed to ignite the Steelers 20th overall ranked offense, but instead it was an effort in futility that the Keystone Kops would be hard pressed to out do. Roethlisberger’s stats: 22/42 285 yds, 3 TD’s 1 INT may not seem so bad but considering that the majority of that yardage came when the game was out of reach puts it into perspective. Sure we can say that injuries to the Offensive Line played a part in it, and they did. That the Steelers coaching staff didn’t...
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