The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered,a crushing lost to the Baltimore Ravens 26-6. From missed opportunities to questionable calls nothing seen to go right with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Coaching: During the course of game it was clear the game plan was off. The defensive strategy to stop the run failed miserably. The offensive did not commit to the running game that was ok. The passing game left much to be desired. The special teams did nothing special in returns and changing the course of the game. Coaching Grade F
Offense: Ben Roethlisberger 30 game streak with at least one touchdown came to a end. There was no receiver who had over 100 yards. Also there was no runner who rushed for over 100 yards. Offensive line struggled against the Baltimore front seven. Le’Von Bell did not receive enough touches in the game neither did running back LeGarrette Blount. Over the last six quarters the offense play calling and execution has been below average Offense Grade F
Defense: The score doesn’t fully indicate how the defense played. No forced turnovers,no sacks will not cut it. Held Joe Flacco to under 200 yards passing. Allowed Benard Pierce to rush for 96 yards on 22 carries. The defensive line struggled once again. Allowed two touchdowns to the same player in tight end Owen Daniels. Kept both starting wide recievers under 100 yards receiving. Positive was a couple of goal line stands.
Special Teams: The presence of Dri Archer was missed. Antonio Brown didn’t have any big returns. Defensive return team did a decent job against not allowing any big returns. Punter Brad Wing had another solid outing.