The Steelers dominated the statistics, running nearly twice as many plays, doubling the Patriots yardage total and time of possession. Yet, at the end, the Patriots were a lucky play or two away from winning the game.
No, they’re all good. But Pittsburgh continued to baffle as they hung on for dear life to defeat a terrible Jaguars team at Heinz field.
Yes. Yes I do. But not this week. The Steelers put a thumping on Tennessee, they of the Titanic whipping of the Ravens a mere three weeks ago. Those same Ravens who kicked the Steelers down the field, dragged them back up it and kicked them down again, for 60 straight minutes on opening day.
It’s been a season like that so far and the Steelers have gone from bad to not-so-bad to great to suck and now to mediocre-at-best-until-they-prove-otherwise-by-beating-the-Patriots.
They are a bad football team. Don’t try to sugar coat it. There is no hiding from it and no amount of reasoning will change it. This. Team. Sucks.
Before the season started this game was a no-brainer victory for the Steelers. Chalk it up, done deal. Now one can’t be so sure. First, the Texans look like they may have a contender. They had a lead on the road against a high scoring New Orleans Saints team but faltered down the stretch, allowing 23 points in the fourth quarter. And that’s been the knock against Houston for years, their defense is mediocre at best. For all their offensive firepower, they have yet to consistently win against good teams. And that’s the measuring stick, quality of wins.
It was easy enough to write off the opening week loss to the Ravens as an anomaly.
“It was their Super Bowl.”
“They’ve been hyped up for that since the schedule came out.”
“It’s only one game, just wait till next week!”
The Steelers got back on track in their home opener, blanking the disastrous Seahawks. Meanwhile the AFC North featured the league’s desired parity when everyone finsished 1-1. Yes, that means the mighty Ravens were defeated by the Titans. Perhaps those dirty birds flew a little too high after their week 1 victory? Maybe they can’t get it up for any team not wearing the black and gold.