Steelers get dropped by the Jaguars!

October 8th, 2017
by admin

The Steelers offense had a miserable day and set the stage for a Jaguars victory. Ben Roethlisberger played the worst game of his career getting picked off five times and looking out of sorts all day. He threw two pick sixes in four pass attempts, another pick that led to the Jaguars first touchdown and one that ended any chance for a comeback. It was a rough day in all aspects.

At this point, the offense looks completely out of whack. Roethlisberger looks uneasy and his accuracy has been awful. Despite facing the worst run defense in football, the Steelers were not able to move the ball and were forced to pass. Le’Veon Bell struggled in the run rushing only 47 yards on 15 carries. The Steelers were moving the ball pretty well, but the turnovers would doom any chance of victory. Martavis Bryant and Jesse James have disappeared and the only bright spot was Antonio Brown, who racked up 157 yards and played a tough game. It was a miserable ay for the offense.

The defense had a strange day. Despite what the national media is going to say, they played fairly well and certainly well enough for the win. They slowed the Jaguars down considerably and if it wasn’t for the last touchdown by Leonard Fournette in garbage time the numbers would have told a better story, the Jags finished with 231 yards rushing. Without the Fournette run it would have been 141 yards and Fournette would have been held to less than 3.4 yards per carry . But without question Fournette had a great day, his first touchdown was one of the best over the top leaps in NFL history and he was absolutely punishing up front.

The Jaguars line battered the Steelers as the game wore on and did a terrific job blocking and opening lanes. Ryan Shazier and TJ Watt played well in the first half, but were pushed around in the second half. The secondary was never really tested although they gave up one long play.

The coaching is also going to take a beating this week. The offense is completely lost right now and the Steelers need to figure out what’s wrong and quick. The offense is absolutely lost, the window for this team is closing and the Steelers need to get moving.


My “GAME BEER” goes to: Antonio Brown who had a solid day despite Ben’s struggles. Also Considered: NO ONE. Rotten day all around.

Where I watched the game: At the house for KGB’s birthday. We did several pictures for #KGB-BDAY and #HEREWEGO and had amazing snacks…Pierogies and Buffalo Chicken on Garlic bread. The Beer of choice was Leinekugel’s Fall Shandy…which will be replaced next week.

My Stat of the week: This one is obvious…FIVE Picks and two for Pick sixes was the worst game in Ben Roethlisberger’s career. Awful day and his post game comments have now raised several questions if we are seeing the end of a great career.

My Thoughts on next week: The Steelers are going to struggle against Kansas City which is a tough place to win. They will fall to 3-3 and then get back on track.

This week’s Jersey: Ironically Ben Roethlisberger fashion jersey.

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