The Pittsburgh Steelers were awful in the first half. Everything that could have went wrong for the Steelers in the first half did go wrong. The Ravens were the more physical team and were beating the Steelers in every category. Despite numerous injuries Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers rebounded in the 2nd half scoring 20 points (including OT) to survive a scare from Baltimore Ravens and improve to 3-1 on the season. Post-Game Quick Hits In the first half the Steelers were in disarray. The Ravens had them confused and Roethlisberger wasn‚Äôt making smart decisions. The turning point of the game was the Steelers running the no huddle and Jarret Johnson’s personal foul penalty in the third quarter that jump started the Steelers comeback. Roethlisberger adjusted in the second half making quick decisions to off-set the Ravens blitz
Coming into week 4 the Steelers were ranked 30th in the league for plays of 20+ yards. The Steelers have only 5 plays of 20+ yards, the same number the lowly Kansas City Chiefs had going into week 4. A offense that fields dynamic players such as Ben Roethlisberger, Willie Parker and Santonio Holmes should never be mentioned in the same breath of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Within one week the Steelers have gone from the class of the AFC to a questionable team. Whether that‚Äôs warranted is up for discussion another day. The Steelers head into Monday‚Äôs divisional showdown with a few question marks. The Steelers have failed to put points on the board and have only scored 16 points in their last two games. Running back Willie Parker will be sidelined for the next two weeks with a knee sprain. 1st round pick Rashard Mendenhall will become the Steelers primary back. Mendenhall has rarely seen the field since week 1 but the Steelers believe he is ready. On the defensive side of the ball Nose Tackle Casey Hampton has been ruled out of the game with a groin strain. The Ravens an surprising 2-0 have ran the ball 90 times in two games will looked to pound the ball Monday night against a Steelers defensiveRead More »
Including the playoffs, Pittsburgh has allowed 49 sacks in its last 13 games (Source: ESPN Research) The X-Rays on Ben Roethlisberger hand came back negative. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow. How did the Dallas Cowboys put up 40 points last week against the Eagles? Tony Romo was not sacked once compared to today‚Äôs game where Ben Roethlisberger was sacked 8 times. Romo used quick efficient passes to elude the Eagles pass rush but another factor was his offensive line controlled the Eagles blitz