Roethlisberger, Steelers Self Destruct vs. Bears, 40-23

The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped a 23 to 40 decision to the Chicago Bears dropping their 2013 record to 0-3, marking the first time the Steelers have started 0-3 since the year 2000.

The lopsided score does not indicate how competitive of a contest the game was, with the Steelers having been down 23-3 in the first quarter, only to work within a touchdown in the 4th quarter.

The key play of the game came on a third down quarterback scramble by Jay Cutler, who had no where to throw and was facing pressure, only to dart out of the pocket past the first down marker, and lower his shoulder to deliver a whalloping hit on Robert Golden.

The real story of the night was Butter Fingers Ben Roethlisberger, who threw two interceptions and fumbled the ball away twice. Points scored off of Roethlisberger’s turnovers and Felix Jones‘ fumbles accounted for 23 of the Bears points.

It was a night of many wasted performances including:

  • Antonio Brown‘s nearly 200 yards catching and two touchdowns
  • Troy Polamalu‘s blocked extra point
  • Signs of life from the running game in the form of long runs from Jonathan Dwyer and solid running from Jones

Alas, none of it meant anything as the Steelers could not keep from shooting themselves in the foot.

Its 1:20 am here in Buenos Aires, and work is looking tomorrow. Steel Curtain Rising will have full analysis late tomorrow evening. Go Steelers! You may be 0-3 but Steelers Nation is still with you.

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