That was horrific. I told you this game scared me because the Steelers were sitting there for a week listening to everyone talk about how they were done. They knew they needed to make a statement, and they did exactly that in this game.
Of course it didn't help anything that the Titans played their worst game since week 1. They couldn't do anything right on either side of the ball. The defense looked like the Chuck Cecil defenses of the last two years. They couldn't get any pressure against an offensive line that had a guy playing on it who had been on the streets all year. Ben Roethlisberger had guys open all over the field all day long.On offense, the Titans looked like a group who had never played together before. I cannot even count the number of times where Matt Hasselbeck threw a pass and the receiver wasn't looking. That is really unacceptable at this point in the season.
Chris Johnson looked poised to have a good day when he got 21 yards on his first carry, but the rest of the game was back to the hesitant runs that we have seen for most of the year. The offensive line didn't help him any either because they were terrible run blocking again.
As if that wasn't enough, Pittsburgh burned the Titans for a huge gain on a fake punt. At least Tennessee was consistent and stunk across all three phases of the game.
The good thing is that as I write this the Texans are losing to the Raiders, so the Titans could still have a share of the division lead at the end of the day. It is just one game, which is a plus, but there are some obvious things that need to be fixed in the bye week.
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