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Bears Blow Past Steelers in the Windy City in Ugly OT Loss 23-17

2. The Refs were Garbage

Let’s get one thing straight – the Steelers deserved to lose on Sunday, pure and simple. But as much as they deserved to lose, the guys in the stripes had a game that clearly was one that won’t be put into the Football Hall of Fame.

First there was the questionable call at the end of the half that was totally bizarre.

We all know the play and how much the Steelers hustled, but one thing that wasn’t clearly explained was why there wasn’t a 10 second run off after the Bears had a false start from the one-yard line.

Then, the two calls in overtime were so blatant it completely cost the Steelers the game. First there was a hold on Joe Haden on the long run by Cohen that almost was a touchdown.

Then what was even worse was the non-call on the game-winning touchdown as Jordan Howard went in for the score to send the Bears fans home happy.

The old theory is that there could be a hold called on every play in the NFL, but if you look at the two tweets below of the holds in overtime, it’s hard to deny they were awful calls that killed the Steelers.

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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.



  1. Dave B.

    September 24, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Another year goes by , and another loss to a door mat team that should have lost by at least two touchdowns . The Steelers have gotten so predictable at this style of play that you can automatically mark it down as a loss when the schedule is released . In a word , pathetic . The Steelers high powered offense could barely move the ball and the defense made Bears running back O.J. Howard look more like a young O. J. Simpson . All I can say is , you had better get it fixed fast because tougher games are coming .

  2. Jay

    September 24, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Way to go, Tomlin. you just very rightfully earned the very dubious distinction of being the only coach to lose TWICE to Mike Glennon! But it doesn’t surprise me coming from a coach whose existing knowledge of X’s and O’s is Tic-Tac-Toe! Oh, apologists, please come out and let me hear all the Tuitt wasn’t there, Watt wasn’t there, it was too hot, our vaginas hunted, etc. etc. Perhaps the Steelers could reach into their collective purses and pull out some terrible tissues for those terrible tears! Realize they have an overrated QB leading an overrated offense with a pure suck head coach! Easy to hate this team! Hard to root for and breaks my heart having been a fan for so long. No business losing to THAT team, but it’s what Tomlin teams do! No one knows how to tackle or wrap up, they jump started the season for a back who was SUCKING so far this year and, a game plan which should’ve been solely to stop the run knowing Glennon wasn’t gonna beat you…and they couldn’t even do that! Please don’t franchise Bell again next year…let him go rap somewhere…I can’t wait for BB to retire so they have an actual excuse to lose these types of games. could’ve taken a nice 3-0 season record into baltimore next week but by october, this team will be 2-2 and everyone will be saying just wait until we get hot in December…It’s THESE games that prevent us from getting a seventh because we have to play on the road in january as opposed to home. Everyone loves Tomlin…I just can’t wrap my head around it. They have looked like shit so far this year and were lucky to be 2-0. Now, let’s see this unfold! I can’t wait to hear ALL the excuses! Yinzers unite, fall back on your laurels and stay entrenched at 6 for a long, long time!!!!!

  3. BB

    September 24, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Jay, you had me until everyone loves Tomlin – many people don’t except for Davie B.

  4. Dave B.

    September 25, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Hey BB , If you ever bothered to read any of my posts going back for the last two or three years then you’ll see Ive said repeatedly Tomlin is an average coach at best . He is not a great coach by any means . Then again , maybe you dont know how to read , because you act like youre about four years old , by the sound of your posts on this site . If youre going to post on this site and call people out for no reason then at least be smart enough to get your facts straight . Otherwise , do something constructive like go watch sesame street or something . Thats probably more your speed .

  5. BB

    September 25, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I know that you have been told off before for your love of Mike Tomlin until you were called on it last year by Jay and then you turtled like a turdle.
    You need to get back into the kitchen where you belong dudette.

    • Dave B.

      September 25, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Keep talking bb . Everytime you open your mouth , you continue to show just how ignorant you really are . Have a wonderful day !

  6. Jay

    September 25, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    You guys gotta go on and read post game analysis by Steel Mill! He is hilarious….and RIGHT about his assessments!

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