This was supposed to be the year. The Pittsburgh Steelers got their Hall of Fame quarterback back and the defense was elite. And for 11 games everything had gone according to plan. Then everything started to go wrong.
Everyone had an excuse. Fatigue, COVID-19 complications, injuries and whatever else. But going into Sunday’s playoff game with the Cleveland Browns, everything was good. Right up until the first snap went over Ben Roethlisberger’s head and everyone knew this was the beginning of the end.
Here are our big takeaways from what went wrong in Pittsburgh.