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Steelers Embarrassed in Prime Time by the Rival Ravens, Fall to 1-2-1 Following 26-14 Loss

While you can’t judge a season by four games, if you were to grade the Pittsburgh Steelers after four games of the 2018 season, you would be hard pressed to give them anything over a ‘D.’

Grades aside, the team was simply a mess on Sunday night, a place where they usually dominate, and in front of their home crowd playing their biggest rival, they were defeated – soundly – 26-14.

The loss drops the team to 1-2-1, and if you would have asked any fan what the teams mark would be after the first month of the season, I don’t think many would have told you that – A: they would be under .500, and B: they would be 0-2 at home.

There’s all kinds of blame to go around, so while this won’t be pretty at all, here’s a couple takeaways from the third straight home loss dating back to the playoff nightmare against the Jaguars last season.

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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.

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  1. Dave B.

    October 1, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    There comes a time when the old school way of conducting your buisness has to change . Long time buisnes do it all the time in this country . The Pittsburgh Steelers are going too have to do it to if they want to contend for a title . The entire organization knew at the end of last season that the defense had to be fixed . They had an entire offseason to make that happen . Theyre answer ? They bring in an avarage safety and a journeyman linebacker who has bounced from team to team during his NFL career . They call that fixing the defense .Bottom line , very little was spent and now it shows , bigtime . You get what you pay for and the Steelers are finding that out . Better free agents could have been had but they chose the easy less expensive route .Its not 1975 anymore and what worked back then wont work today . Its time to open the checkbook and go get some players . Otherwise look forward to alot of losing seasons going forward .

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