After the Pittsburgh Steelers laid an egg against the Chicago Bears 2 weeks ago, but after watching them lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-9, It was like the Steelers laid a dozen eggs.
Or at least 5, which was the number of interceptions that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw, with 2 of them returned for touchdowns, 3 minutes apart. I honestly don’t believe that I’ve ever seen that in a game. Their ‘high-powered’ offense failed to score a TD of their own, and RB Le’Veon Bell who finished with 15 carries for 47 yards against the NFL’s worst run defense. Steelers K Chris Boswell provided the points with 3 field goals.
The Steelers defense did sack Jaguars QB Blake Bortles twice and LB Ryan Shazier had an interception.
Although Jaguars rookie RB Leonard Fournette tortured the Steelers with 181 yards and 2 scores, it was Big Ben’s interceptions that hurt this team as he was quoted after the game “Maybe I don’t have it anymore.” HOF Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw also threw 5 picks in a loss to the San Diego Chargers in 1979. But that team won Super Bowl 14. Brett Farve, Drew Brees, Peyton and Eli Manning have also thrown 5 picks in a game.
Big Ben and the Steelers need to shake off this loss as they will play the hot KC Chiefs next Sunday. The 3-2 Jaguars will face the LA Rams next Sunday.