The Steelers are 2-1 on the young season, a record that doesn’t indicate how poorly they have played in two road games.
Getting a win at Lucas Oil Field Sunday was big, but the victory left more questions for Pittsburgh than answers:
1. Rashard Mendenhall has only 148 yards in three games with a 3.0 yards-per-carry average. The team went to Mewelde Moore to close the game out last night. The line can’t seem to power run block.
2. Oh, that line. It was already struggling before Marcus Gilbert (shoulder), guard Doug Legursky (shoulder), and tackle Johnathan Scott (ankle?) were hurt Sunday night. Scott looked like the worst injury of the group.
3. The offense has committed 10 turnovers. We expected a big leap forward from Ben Roethlisberger this year, but he hasn’t been able to overcome his surroundings.
4. The Steelers defense is still a work in progress. A shutout against the Seahawks didn’t solve everything. We’ll learn a lot when Pittsburgh heads to Houston this week. Before Sunday night’s game Mike Tomlin was asked by Bob Costas about Pittsburgh’s opening week blowout loss.
“Good teams don’t have performances like that,” was included in Tomlin’s reply.
It’s very early, but the Steelers haven’t looked like a good team just yet.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!