Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks with Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Stacy McGee after game in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 27. The Raiders won 21-18. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) At 2-5; the Steelers are officially in crisis mode. Their reward? A trip to New England where they never win against Tom Brady and the Patriots. The season is rapidly slipping away and it’s on Mike Tomlin, Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the coaches and veterans to not let this ship completely sink.
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Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Will Allen sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. The Raiders won 21-18. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Just when you felt that there was some momentum with the Steelers, a thought that they may get back in the 2013 mix, they go out west and lay a dud, with a thud. The Steelers looked horrific in their game at Oakland from the get go.
Antonio Brown (84) and teammate Emmanuel Sanders (88) react after a catch during the second half against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) The black and gold finally picked up their first win of the season last week in New York against the Jets and the team is ready to turn that win into back to back wins and then some. The challenge won’t be easy as they take on the hated rival Ravens. It will be a hard hitting, trash talking, close game. Here are the Keys to A Steelers Victory:
Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is introduced before a NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Baltimore, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – Terrell Suggs may be one of the NFL’s best hype men. Still, even the ever-chatty Baltimore Ravens linebacker sounded like he was trying to convince himself that his team’s rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers remains as contentious as ever.
Ziggy Hood (96) tackles New York Jets’ Geno Smith (7) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in…
ANTONIO BROWN—Another big game Well, it finally happened. It had to happen eventually. The Steelers finally won their first game of the season with a 19-6 victory over the New York Jets, 3-3.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, left, runs with the ball before being brought down by Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith, 22, during the NFL football game against at Wembley Stadium, London, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) by Dennis Waszak Jr.AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are in stunningly rare territory. They’re winless through four games and off to their worst start since 1968, leaving them searching for answers. Ben Roethlisberger even declared the Steelers one of the league’s sorriest team after their last game two weeks ago.
Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, poses for photographers, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in central London, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Pittsburgh Steelers will play against the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium in London, on Sunday Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) It’s no secret that last season was deemed by many as a failure. An 8-8 finish in a year that had lofty expectations was a major disappointment for the players, coaches, ownership and of course the fans. There are many reasons the team underachieved in 2012; one of those reasons was a lack of leadership. Inside the locker room the team will have you believe that wasn’t the case but it’s hard to say otherwise. The Steelers started off strong and basically fell apart once Ben Roethlisberger was injured. A team with quality leadership wouldn’t allow that to happen.
TROY POLAMALU by Mike Pelaia Over the past few seasons we’ve seen several Steeler stalwarts play their final game in the black and gold uniform as the team elected to move on due to age, salary or both. 2013 will follow that same pattern as we will likely see some of the following players end their Steeler careers after this season.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, left, talks with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the first day of teh teams NFL football minicamp Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Mike Pelaia It’s only June and already the supposed NFL pundits are writing off 2013 for the Steelers, saying their time has passed them by, they are no longer a Super Bowl contender and may not even be a playoff team. Knowing this team and how they operate, that assertion seems a bit presumptuous.