The Steelers had played a number of games without Ben Roethlisberger following a scary rib injury against the Chiefs on a Monday night in 2012, but on December 9th got their franchise player back.
They were 7-5 entering a December game vs the Chargers, and felt the playoffs were still in reach. It was not to be. San Diego beat up the black and gold, and took home a 34-24 win.
Here’s part of our Game Story from that afternoon, you can read the entire story by clicking HERE
They were out played, out coached, and maybe out of the playoffs after a game that no one could possibly have expected to go this way.
The Steelers got Ben Roethlsiberger back, but instead of a homecoming that was welcomed, instead it was a nightmare as the Steelers were crushed by San Diego at Heinz Field 34-24.
The loss comes seven days after the emotional win over the Ravens, a game where the team showed heart and desire to make sure the postseason was still well within their reach.
A week later, they came out flat, let the Chargers defense and special teams set the tempo, and because of it instead of sitting now 8-5, the team is 7-6 and muddled with many others for a shot for the postseason.
Roethlisberger was clearly not himself, and many will question if he should have sat another week with a game in Dallas looming next Sunday.
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