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Ben Roethlisberger and Company in Unfamiliar Territory


Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

The Steelers are quickly finding themselves in a world of trouble.

Ben Roesthlisberger never fully seemed to come back to form after suffering an injury against the Kansas City Chiefs. Regardless if he was in the game or not though, Pittcburgh has lost six of its last eight games in the regular season.

A 2-6 stretch at any point and across any margin of time is never a good thing.

Truth be told, following the Steelers 16-9 loss to the Titans last week, there weren’t many strong points that fans of the Steel Curtain can comfort themselves with. Despite Ben’s average day on the stat chart, he was sacked five times behind an offensive line that just lost pro-bowl center Maurkice Pouncey.

Did I mention the loss of Larry Foote as well?

Being completely objective, Pittsburgh no longer looks like the 10-6 team that I projected coming into the 2013 season. In fact, if Week 1 is any sort of telltale sign, the team may have trouble breaking even. This is, after all, Tennessee that we’re talking about.

Lack of depth has become quite the pertinent issue, and we’re finally seeing that have an impact on the field.

Despite this, Ben Roethlisberger is going to have to rally his receivers after the team lost speedster Mike Wallace to the Dolphins in the offseason.

Then again, that might be hard without a running game.

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