Steelers have 5 turnovers, lose against the Bears

Just how bad are the Steelers this year?

9/23/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Sep 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Chicago Bears linebacker D.J. Williams (58) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY SportsThe Steelers dropped to 0-3 last night with their 40-23 loss to the Bears. They were getting blown out early, and then made it a close game again, only to watch the Bears pull away at the end.

They've now lost to the Titans, Bengals and Bears by 7, 10 and 17 points, respectively. They've turned over the football 9 times, without forcing a single turnover on defense. Their -9 turnover differential is tied with the Giants (also 0-3) for the worst in the NFL, and the Raiders are the only other team who also haven't forced a turnover.

Are they really this bad of a team? Or have they just had some bad luck?

I'll readily admit that the Dexter finale and the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad had my attention last night, so I wasn't able to watch the game. Still, it seems as though a 5-turnover effort isn't exactly what you'd want from a team that has been a Super Bowl contender on a pretty consistent basis for a few years.

They travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings next week, followed by a bye and then a trip to play the Jets. Do you think that they'll be able to rebound over the next few weeks, or is this just a really bad team?
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9/23/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Obviously I'm happy the Steelers are bad, but I don't want them to be *too* bad. I don't want them lucking into Clowney or something like that.

9/23/13   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect