Steelers Postgame Recap and Review

HISTORIC BEATING

The Steelers hit a historic low in a complete thrashing at the hands of the New England Patriots. The 55 points allowed sets a new franchise record for points against in a single game.

Suisham can't kick six-point field goals

Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham missed two makeable field goals in the 21-18 loss to Oakland on Sunday. And while he certainly deserves a bulk of the blame for the loss, Pittsburgh may not even have a win in 2013 if it wasn't for Suisham's consistency.

Winners and Losers from loss to Raiders

A furious comeback was sparked by a few Winners, but the performances of the Losers can't be ignored.

A BLACK HOLE

The momentum the Steelers built up on a two-game winning streak was sucked into an inescapable black hole in the form of the Oakland Raiders defense. The 21-18 loss puts the Steelers at 2-5, and likely out of postseason contention.

Harbaugh's surprise onside kick a bit puzzling

The Steelers defeated Baltimore 19-16 at Heinz Field on Sunday. It was the ninth three point game in the past 11 between the two rivals. Ravens coach John Harbaugh may have contributed heavily with a failed surprise onside kick in the fourth quarter.

An old fashioned Cowher "blow out"

With former head coach Bill Cowher calling the action from the CBS booth, the Steelers notched their first victory of the season with tough, physical play reminiscent of Cowher's time on the sidelines in Pittsburgh.

Maybe tackling is a natural talent

The Steelers defense has yielded five plays of 40 yards or more over the past two weeks. This from a unit that once prided itself on never giving up the big play. What happened? Did the coaches stop teaching tackling? No, it's probably just talent.

UH-OH-AND-FOUR

The Steelers fall to 0-4 on the season, their worst start in over 40 years.

A QB slide makes respect easier to come by

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler perhaps earned some respect from his teammates when he bowled over Pittsburgh safety Robert Golden after a 13 yard run on Sunday. However, with the option to slide, it's a bit easier for a QB to earn respect.

Turnover rate is the only statistic that matters

You can throw every NFL statistic in a blender and make of them what you want. However, there is no getting around how vital giveaways and takeaways are to NFL success. Perfect example was the Steelers 40-23 Week 3 loss to Chicago.

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