Originally Posted by HometownGal
I don't necessarily put the blame for the Steelers loss solely on the D's shoulders. The entire team, as well as the coaching staff, shares in the defeat, imho.
Yes- the D didn't play up to the standard of the first 4 games this season, but the nail in our coffin came shy of the end of the first half when Mahan screwed up the snap to Ben and the fumble resulted in a Broncs' TD. From that point on, the D only gave up 1 more TD until the game winning FG.
The fumble was not caused by the bad snap...the ball got knocked out of Ben's hands....I put the blame on the O Line for poor blocking and Ben for not hanging on to the ball.