There were several areas in which the Steelers excelled in, despite faltering in the final moments of the game (I think sometimes losses in a close game are worse than a blow out...) So, maybe we can talk about those aspects of the game instead of looking to lop off (insert a coach's name here). For instance...
Ben Roethlisberger was 36-49, for 384 yds and 4 TDs. He once again converted several 3rd downs and even a 4th down - some of them quite long. No interceptions (a big improvement over the 4 he committed the last time the Steelers lost to the "lowly Raiders") Not shabby at all.
Brown almost returned a punt for 7 - although a flag nullified it, Brown showed a great deal of potential in that area and was a sign of good things to come. Our receivers were very good for the most part, especially Heath and Wallace - but really, some mistakes aside, the offense seems to be gelling under Haley's direction - something I wasn't expecting to see until much later in the season.
We played a Raiders team that is likewise getting accustomed to some radical changes, including a new coach and Palmer leading an offense that he finally appears to be getting an affinity with. Gotta hand it to them - they gave us their A game, 110%. And yet, in spite of that, we came very close to winning.
Even our suddenly hated D put on a good show in spurts - it looked especially promising with an opening interception. The D has to do a lot more of that. And give our stellar offense a break - if that happens, this team has a very reasonable chance to make it to playoffs or better.
Anything else you liked about the game?