3 things we learned from Steelers loss against Cincinnati Bengals
By Eric Hassel
The Steelers suffered a third consecutive defeat on Monday night; this time the victor was the Cincinnati Bengal. Here’s what we learned.
In what has become an alarming trend, the Steelers dropped another game – our third consecutive defeat I might add – in ‘prime time’ to the Cincinnati Bengals. Look, I realize that any team can beat any other team on any given Sunday or Monday night in this case, but we are talking about losing to a 2-win team (no disrespect intended to the Bengals or their fans).
On paper, we were the better team. We were the team that was supposed to bounce back from two consecutive losses. That did not come to fruition. The ‘hows’ and the ‘whys’ will be explored later in the discussion, but suffice to say that we are just not playing good football at this juncture.
So what will it take for us to get back on the ‘winning’ track? I suppose if we knew the answer to that question we would not have lost three games in a row. I find it hard to believe that the Steelers seemingly don’t know the answer to that question, but the fact of the matter is this: we are winless in our last three contests.
As far as the game against the Bengals is concerned, anytime you play a Division opponent in their building in prime time, there is always both the possibility and the probability that you will lose that game and that was the case for the Steelers.
Let’s take a look at the first thing we learned.