Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/17/13
The 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers weren't supposed to start off the season this way after such a dismal 2012 season. Talk of a rebirth and a return back to the old Steeler way was the mantra in the offseason, but none could've foreshadowed this. Week one handed them a cruel hand as key players went down with injuries. This week, little used rookie Bengals running back Giovani Bernard was the thorn in their side as he made the most of his limited touches with two TDs; one of them on a short pass that turned out to be a 27-yard score. "I saw green grass," Bernard said, via NFL.com. "Once you see green grass, you've got to take it. You don't get many chances like that. When you do, you've got to take it." "Gio's done a good job," QB Andy Dalton said afte the game. "We drafted him to be versatile, move around the backfield and make big plays. And that's exactly what we've gotten out him." Another Bengals rookie, TE Tyler Eifert also made plays, including a huge 61-yard catch that set up Bernard's first TD. The Steelers offense just couldn't pull it all together, as they sustained just a couple of good drives only to turn the ball over while in scoring range. In all, they failed to get first downs on 7 of their 12 possessions. "There's not a lot of positives going on right now," said Ben Roethlisberger (20/37, 251 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT), via NFL.com. "We can't start doubting each other. Right now, there's a general feeling of being upset." The Steelers now sit at 0-2, for the first time since 2002.
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