Steelers 0-4, still looking for answers
The Steelers are currently 0-4, something which hasn’t happened since 1968. They recently lost to the Minnesota Vikings 34-27 at Wembley Stadium, London on Sunday. That defeat eliminated their chances of making it to the playoffs.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger didn’t mince words when describing the situation. "It stings. It's hard to talk about."
The Steelers are now a part of four teams that are going winless in the NFL. The reason: their defense failed spectacularly, their players failed to step up to the challenge and the team chemistry didn’t work.
Vikings Running back Adrian Peterson rushed 14 yards and two scores. Quarterback Matt Cassel passed for 248 yards and scored two touchdowns. The Steelers were trailing by 17 yards before Roethlisberger gave an epic performance but failed to win the match.
Behind only by a touchdown in the last minutes of the game, Roethlisberger took a snap and tried to find an open receiver. But as usual, the pocket collapsed around him, he fumbled and the Vikings continued to dominate.
“I’m holding it out like a loaf of bread because I'm trying not to just take it to the ground,” Roethlisberger said. “They got it out late. Even if I'd held on to it, I don't if we would have had enough time."
The Steelers haven’t been absent from the playoffs for a long time. Even the idea of a comeback is a near impossibility, as in the AFC North no team is getting over 2-2. Roethlisberger said "We are in uncharted territories and the water is dangerous right now, so we have to stick together and get out of it. We have to stay together."
The Steelers have had in the past a legendary defensive lineup and has been a very reliable team in the entire NFL. Suddenly seeing them lose the game like that is definitely rare.