The Pittsburgh Steelers were yet again embarrassed with a terrible offensive outing. Here are my biggest takeaways from their Week 4 loss to the Packers.
It’s not easy finding a lot of positive things to say about a Steelers team that has now lost three games in a row early in the year. After an impressive defensive performance to steal a victory against Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills in Week 1, things have since taken a 180-degree turn.
The Steelers struck first against the Packers with a nice touchdown drive to open the game. Sadly, they would score just 10 points for the remainder of the contest in a sloppy 27-17 loss. Here are my four biggest takeaways from Pittsburgh’s performance against Green Bay in Week 4 at Lambeau Field:
Ben Roethlisberger just doesn’t have it anymore
This is an opinion I have expressed since the end of the 2020 season, and Ben Roethlisberger’s performance against the Packers needs to be at the center of discussion.
During the first drive of the game, it appeared as though Big Ben was on the cusp of turning things around for his first respectable performance of the year. Unfortunately, that proved not to be the case. Roethlisberger completed just 26 of 40 passes for 232 yards (5.8 yards per attempt) with a touchdown and an interception to go with a 78.3 passer rating, according to ESPN.
Apart from the first drive of the game, Ben was quite bad all-around. His accuracy was very spotty down the field and he missed wide-open receivers on numerous occasions. However, throwing short of the sticks with yet another dump-off pass on 4th down was the nail in the coffin in this one.
Roethlisberger simply isn’t coming anywhere close to getting the job done on offense for this team, and the Steelers have scored just 15.0 offensive points per game this season, and I don’t think Pittsburgh should expect things to automatically get better without changes.