In an article last week by Ed Bouchette in the Post-Gazette, it was reported that Bruce Arians told his offense to put their personal goals (i.e. Pro-Bowl, player stats, fantasy numbers, etc.) on the back burner and make winning the game the number one priority.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11328/1192223-66.stm (see "A not so subtle message" part way down the article)
That sounds great, but I think the players must have not been listening very well because it seems like they put their personal stats so far back on the back burner that they almost forgot to gain enough yards or score enough points to beat a crummy Chiefs team.
Against a Kansas City Chiefs defense that ranks 26th in the NFL against the run, our leading rusher managed only 57 yards. The Chiefs defense ranks 26th against the pass and we gained less than 200 yards passing, with no receiver catching more than four balls. And the Chiefs defense ranks 24th in points against and the mighty Steelers offense managed only one touchdown!
Perhaps Bruce should get the guys together this week and make it clear that it is OKAY to gain stats like receptions, yards, first downs and, yeah... points. Go ahead and be a little selfish guys. It might actually end up benefitting the whole team and we might actually win a game where we don't give our fans ulcers during the fourth quarter.