The Pittsburgh Steelers can forget about avoiding their first losing season since 2003.
Because after what we saw on Sunday in Pittsburgh’s 35-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, I think it’s safe to assume that the Steelers won’t win nine games this season.
Pittsburgh fell to 2-6 with the loss. They’d have to go 7-2 the rest of the season to avoid a losing record.
That seems unlikely after watching the Steelers go 1-for-12 on third downs on Sunday and score only one offensive touchdown (which came on a trick play).
To add insult to injury, the most embarrassing thing that can happen to an NFL team happened on Sunday.
The Eagles were up by so much in the fourth quarter, that they were able to pull their starters and put the backups in the game, including backup quarterback Gardner Minshew.
And this wasn’t just for the last drive, either. There were still over nine minutes to play when Philadelphia put Minshew in the game.
Eagles just brought in Gardner Minshew with 9:24 to play.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) October 30, 2022
The Steelers are showing no signs of improvement. They’re a punching bag for opposing NFL teams at this point.
How much more does Mike Tomlin need to see from offensive coordinator Matt Canada to know that this isn’t working?
Sure, the Steelers have plenty of issues right now. But the offense being non-existent and having no identity is by far the biggest issue plaguing Pittsburgh.
If things don’t change soon, this won’t be the last embarrassing moment of the season for the Steelers. In fact, it’ll probably get worse from here.
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