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Flashback: Steelers Beat Up By Chargers 34-24 in Key 2012 Late Battle

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.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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