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Shaunodon said:

I do not understand why the Steelers refused to run the ball, especially after that last turnover with a chance to essentially shut the game out. They made no progress and took no time off the clock, leaving far too many options available for the Chargers, who then scored an easy TD on a blown coverage against a tired defense. Mind-boggling.

Yeah, as a Steelers fan, I can admit that drive for the go-ahead field goal was frustrating to watch.  They took over the ball already in scoring range and made no effort to keep the clock running.  3 straight passes, and on the lone reception, James Washington made no effort to stay in bounds.  The drive took 19 seconds off the clock.  To be fair, the patchwork offensive line of the Steelers struggles to open holes against even the most porous defensive fronts.  Pittsburgh averaged only 3.1 yards per carry for the entire game.  But, that was a crucial sequence where they should have made every effort to run some clock.  In the end, it didn't really matter, because they gave up the game winning score in 3 plays.  Herbert likely would not have had the field day that he had if Minkah Fitzpatrick, Joe Haden, and TJ Watt weren't all out.  But it is what it is.  Steelers showed a lot of fight at the end of the game.  They need to step up against Cincinnati next week.