Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 9/25/12

The final score was 31-34 in Oakland, which is a place the Pittsburgh Steelers generally play poorly. However, if the Steelers were going to lose in Oakland most would have expected an offense that couldn’t move the ball while giving up touchdowns on special teams and turnovers. While there were turnovers and special teams were leaky, that wasn’t why the Steelers lost the game. The Steelers lost the game because they got beaten by a team that was better yesterday. Over the course of 10 games the Steelers would likely go 8-2 against a team like the Raiders. However, yesterday happened to fall onto the “2” side of that record for one day.… Read more

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