It may have been the most horrifying five minutes of Steeler football that we’ve seen in some time. Ok, technically 4:27. And actually, when you factor in halftime and commercials for TV it may have been more like half an hour. But in terms of pure game-clock time, the 4:27 that occurred between the end of the first half of Pittsburgh’s 23-20 loss in Cincinnati and the first few minutes of the second half may have been one of the worst stretches of Steeler football ever. It all started with a 3rd and 4 opportunity for the Steelers at Cincy’s 35 yard line. That’s when Ben Roethlisberger and Santonio Holmes had one of their many misfires on the day for an incompletion to stop with the clock with 1:20 remaining in the second quarter. For whatever reason, at that point, Steeler coach Mike Tomlin decided it would be a goodRead More »
By Mike Bires CINCINNATI _ Sooner or later, the Pittsburgh Steelers were going to lose a game in Cincinnati. But who would have thought it would have been Sunday? After dominating the Bengals for most of the game, the Steelers let victory slip away for the second week in a row. They allowed quarterback Carson Palmer to throw a game-winning, 4-yard touchdown pass with 14 seconds left to play that gave the Bengals an improbable 23-20 come-from-behind win. Last week, the Steelers lost 17-14 to the Chicago Bears when they failed to protect a 14-7 fourth-quarter lead.