Originally Posted by Rick5895
I'm a pretty positive guy about the Steelers, some may say with rose colored glasses, LOL. But unless the mental mistakes and turnovers stop we won't win both of the next two games. With our secondary as depleted as it is right now , we will be in trouble vs Cinci.
This team hasn't showed me the intensity I had hoped for the last 2 games and it cost us the division title.
Yea, and as everyone knows me as one of the pessimists - I even thought that the focus on fundamentals - fumbling on offense and tackling (backup CBs) would have been a lot better. I agree with OP - this loss stung less - but, still not what I want to see from a supposed playoff team. Cincy will give us fits, win or lose. And I believe Cleveland will do the same. Just no discipline and no signs of putting anything consistent together - hence the record. Sure, we can still get in - but we can't beat the bottom of the barrel or the middle of the packs - let alone the elite offenses and defenses (Texans, Pats, Broncos)