Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 10/31/13

LATROBE, PA - JULY 28: Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on during training camp at St. Vincent College on July 28, 2008 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Last week: 21 (+3) Record: 2-5 The Steelers once again came up flat as non-divisional road favorites this week, a situation they are now 6-18 ATS since Mike Tomlin took over in 2007. However, I was actually impressed with them. Another loss on their record doesn’t help their playoff chances, but, result aside, they were easily the better team in that matchup. If it wasn’t for a breakdown on a fluke touchdown run by Terrelle Pryor (the longest in NFL history) and two missed field goals that easily could have been made, they might have won that game by 7-10 points. They had more first downs (20 to 13), fewer punts (8 to 7), and fewer turnovers (3 to 2). They’re moving the chains at a 73% rate, as opposed to 72% for their opponents and they’ve been even better since the bye. Over the past three weeks they have 53 first downs to 14 punts and 3 turnovers (a 76% rate), as opposed to 50 first downs, 18 punts, and 5 turnovers for their opponents (a 68% rate). They’ll be underrated going for...
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