Steelers lose to Titans, Maurkice Pouncey and LaRod Stephens-Howling injured

Did anyone have a worse weekend than the Pittsburgh Steelers?

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

Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive end Derrick Morgan (left) brings down Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) for a five yard loss during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsOn this morning's Dan Patrick Show, they had a poll asking who had the worst weekend. The options were USC (who lost a huge game to Washington State), Texas (lost to BYU), the Buccaneers (lost to the Jets) and the Steelers, who lost to the Titans.

The Steelers "won" the poll, with 32% of the votes, followed by USC, Texas, and then the Bucs.

In reality, the Steelers probably had the worst weekend by far, when you look at all the factors.

They were certainly favored to beat the Titans, who were a pretty abysmal team last year and have an extremely inexperienced QB. Still, the Steelers managed to score only 9 points, 2 of which were absolutely handed to them on a safety on the first play of the game.

Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin reacts on the sidelines against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsQB Ben Roethlisberger did exactly what one would expect of him when he's not surrounded by superstars. He was slightly below average, at best. He completed 21 of 33 passes for only 191 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. He was sacked 5 times, as well.

As if their poor play wasn't bad enough, the Steelers also lost key players to injury. Center Maurkice Pouncey tore his ACL and MCL, and will miss the remainder of the season. Their running back corps is also even more depleted than it was before, with LaRod Stephens-Howling also suffering an ACL injury.

As if that's not enough, linebacker Larry Foote suffered a ruptured biceps, and he'll likely require season-ending surgery.

Are the Steelers in for an extremely long season? Or can it only get better for them from here? What do you think?
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9/9/13   |   JenX63   |   32896 respect

Jess wrote:
I know but...how? How do you "rupture" it? Is "ruptured" in this case just another word for "torn"? Because rupture makes me think of explosion...and that just puts a freaky image in my head.

yeah, more like a tear (lol) that made me laugh (i'm sic i know) the muscle "exploding" doesn't happen, but it feels like it. Very painful.

9/9/13   |   Jess   |   34921 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Cause it's really a muscle that runs the length of your arm, from shoulder to elbow. 
As for Pat's quetion: I hope so, that was horrible yesterday.

I know but...how? How do you "rupture" it? Is "ruptured" in this case just another word for "torn"? Because rupture makes me think of explosion...and that just puts a freaky image in my head.

9/9/13   |   JenX63   |   32896 respect

Jess wrote:
How does one rupture their biceps?

Cause it's really a muscle that runs the length of your arm, from shoulder to elbow. 
As for Pat's quetion: I hope so, that was horrible yesterday.

9/9/13   |   Jess   |   34921 respect

How does one rupture their biceps?