With the Steelers just squeaking out a win, here are the winners and losers from the team’s 29-27 victory over the Bears.
The Steelers have posted multiple ugly wins over the past few weeks, but none compare to the Week 9 game against the Bears. The team started off hot and consistent but faded horribly down the stretch. It’s rare to see more losers than winners in a victory, but that is the unfortunate point that we are at with this team. That all said, a win is a win, and the team now boasts a 5-3 record. Here are the winners and losers from the Steelers’ victory over the Bears.
Steelers loser: Ray-Ray McCloud
Ray-Ray McCloud shouldn’t be counted on heavily to do much on offense. While he can play out of the slot, he is a return man first and foremost. Any plays you get out of him when he is playing for the offense is a bonus. While he is a good return man, he has had two ugly fumbles in the past two games. Sure, he is looking to make a big play, but it can’t come at the cost of setting the Steelers back.
His fumble this week came late in the game while the team still had a comfortable lead. The fumble led directly to a Bears score, and suddenly the game was close. You can’t do that, especially when you already have a comfortable lead. With this being his second consecutive fumble, one has to wonder about his job. Anthony McFarland and Steven Sims can serve as return men while Anthony Miller and Chase Claypool can play out of the slot. McCloud may be out of a job sooner than later.