Winners and Losers from Steelers blowout loss to the Patriots

Tommy Jaggi
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 08: Rex Burkhead #34 of the New England Patriots runs with the ball during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 08: Rex Burkhead #34 of the New England Patriots runs with the ball during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) /
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The Pittsburgh Steelers lost in blowout fashion to the New England Patriots on Sunday night football. Here are the winners and losers from the game.

It was a much-anticipated game for Steelers fans everywhere, but it wasn’t pretty for Pittsburgh in week one against the defending Super Bowl Champions.

The Patriots crushed the Steelers in a 33-3 win that left Mike Tomlin’s team humiliated on the most-watched television program of the week.

The Steelers are no stranger to starting the season off slow. They began 2018 with a 1-3-1 record in their first 5 games. However, this loss to New England didn’t inspire much hope.

Here are my winners and losers from Pittsburgh’s blowout loss to the Patriots:

Winners:

Offensive line

Despite all of the woes of the Steelers offense on Sunday night, the offensive line had a pretty good game. The Steelers were forced to abandon the run early, but the unit up front did a good job of keeping Ben Roethlisberger on his feet. Can’t put the blame on their shoulders for this one.

Ryan Switzer

Switzer was by no means fantastic against the Patriots, but then again, there were very few players who stood in a positive light for the Steelers. Though his yards per reception was dismal, Switzer served as a security blanket for Ben underneath as he reeled in 6 receptions.

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