Did anyone have a worse weekend than the Pittsburgh Steelers?
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.
QB 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?