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Steelers Stunned at Home by Chargers; Blow 23-7 Lead to Lose 33-30 on Final Play

2. Sloppy ‘O’

The Steelers piled on the yards as well as the points in the first half, but went to sleep in the second half as the Chargers rallied to end up tying and then taking the lead midway through the 4th quarter.

In the first half the Steelers drives went like this – touchdown, touchdown, interception (deep in Chargers territory), punt, field goal, touchdown.

It was 23-7, and things were glowing for the black and gold at that point as they honored the Super Bowl XLIII championship from the 2008 season.

Then in the second half, it went like this – punt, punt, punt, touchdown (to tie the game at 30).

The Steelers ran just 12 plays before that final frantic drive to go 12 plays and 78 yards to tie the game up. Just like the defense, it was a huge letdown to see this team go into a shell and not finish the job.

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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.

    December 3, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    The Steelers are not a championship caliber football team , period . You cant be as inconsistent as the Steelers are , great game one week and lose to a lesser team the next week and honestly think youre going to compete for a Super Bowl . Bottom line , its not going to happen . We may all hate Brady and the Patriots , but the fact is thats why theyre in the big game every year and Brady has five rings . Theyre consistent year in and year out . They beat the teams theyre supposed to beat . The Steelers dont and they havent for a long time . Thats the Mike Tomlin regime .

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