What a debacle that game was! I could’ve spit out this article twelve times already, but needed some time to settle and get my thoughts together. After the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, it would be easy to follow the knee jerk reaction and claim there was nothing positive to take from the game. I tried my best, and was able to squeeze a tiny bit of lemon juice from the lemon. Not enough to make lemonade, but still something.
Take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly from the Week 3 loss.
What worked: Antonio Brown worked hard, very hard and caught a lot of passes. The Eagles game plan worked to perfection. The doctors and trainers on the Steelers’ sideline worked hard, very hard. That’s it.
What didn’t work: Markus Wheaton’s hands, the offensive line, the defense as a whole, the running game, the coaches and the game plan they put out there.
This entire game falls under the heading “The Ugly” as there was so little to enjoy, yet I couldn’t turn away from this train wreck. My brain refused to believe what my eyes and ears were telling it. This couldn’t be the Steelers out there getting steamrolled by a rookie quarterback and a team in the process of finding their new identity. Alas, it was and I am thoroughly worn out from watching that hot mess they put on the field yesterday.
Now the Steelers have to be prepared for the Kansas City Chiefs, no easy task, at Heinz Field in Week 4 on Sunday Night Football. I think it is safe to say the Chiefs will get 100-percent of the Steelers’ attention this week.