Steelers fans should not press the panic button just yet
The last three Steelers games thus far have given fans pause for concern with their anemic offensive and defensive performances this season.
Yes, fans should be alarmed if the Steelers do not get back on track, it could be a very long season for Steelers fans. Now that said, while there are things of concern, be it Ben’s playmaking ability, injuries, the Steelers still not running the ball well, or even the offensive line, all of which fans take with a grain of salt at least temporarily.
Ok, Pittsburgh has a 1-2 record heading into the game with the Green Bay Packers. Yes, it seems bad, especially the way the Steelers have played in the last three games. However, there is s alight silver lining headed into October in terms of how well the Steelers play and their win-loss record.
The Steelers have started out 1-2 a total of 24 times in the team’s history. Out of the 24 times, they have made the playoffs 25% of the time. Not bad for starting 1-2. Even then, out of those 24 seasons, they have finished with eight or more wins 12 times and with less than eight wins 12 times. So they have a 50% shot at finishing .500 or better.
Also, they have not finished a season winning less than eight games while starting 1-2 since 1988. 11 of the 12 seasons in which they did not win eight or more games all occurred no later than 1969. So while it looks gloomy, the Steelers can still turn things around going forward, especially if they beat the Packers on Sunday. However, if they do not, it’s still not a worst-case scenario