Sunday Night wrap-up: Chargers escape with a wild one over Steelers

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There’s a first time for everything.

The Steelers blew a big lead at home, and the Chargers hit big kick when they needed to.

Kicker Michael Badgley lifted the Chargers to a 33-30 win over the Steelers Sunday, hitting a 29-yarder with no time left in the game.

It was actually his third try, after the Steelers were offsides twice in a row as he missed a 39-yarder and had his 34-yarder blocked. And had he missed the 29, he’d have gotten another try, as Artie Burns was offsides again (and actually dove past the kick he was so early) but the penalty was declined.

But it wasn’t just the kick that made it dramatic, but the way the Chargers came back after trailing 23-7 at halftime.

Quarterback Philip Rivers was cool, throwing for two touchdowns, with Keenan Allen doing the heavy lifting (14 catches for 148 yards and a score). Allen also had one of the memorable catches of the season, taking a deflection off the hands of Steelers cornerback Joe Haden.

And that comeback happened after the locals heard “Renegade,” and that simply does not happen. Or it didn’t.

The Steelers had never lost a home game when leading by at least 14 points. That record was 220-0-2.

Here are five more things we learned during Sunday Night Football:

1. It made for a good finish, but the Chargers scored a pair of cheap touchdowns.

There was an uncalled false start on right tackle Sam Tevi their first score, and a block in the back penalty was missed during Desmond King‘s fourth-quarter punt return score.

It’s unlikely another official will get fired for missing obvious calls during a Chargers game, but the Steelers have every right to feel slighted, although we’re guessing they’re going to be more than slighted.

2. The Steelers aren’t a traditional running team anymore.

But the loss of James Conner late left them thin in the backfield, and they weren’t thick there to begin with. But hey, they have $14.5 million in cash and cap space to play with.

They got a touchdown reception late out of Jaylen Samuels, but at some point they’re going to have to run like a normal team (though running doesn’t seem normal anymore).

Standing on principle (or whatever it was) during the Le'Veon Bell negotiations could ultimately cost them more than money, if an otherwise explosive offense becomes a dud.

3. Speaking of, if the Chargers are serious about being a playoff team, they’re still going to need running back Melvin Gordon back soon from his knee injury.

They ran nine times for a whopping 2 yards in the first half, a stat buoyed by the Travis Benjamin‘s 1-yard run.

Backup running back Austin Ekeler had eight carries for the other yard, a clean 0.125-yards per carry average. That’s 4.5 inches per carry.

Part of that’s on the Steelers defense, but it also shows what a drop-off it is from Gordon to Ekeler, who is a nice complement and good special teamer.

Things got better in the second half, as the blocking improved dramatically and Justin Jackson showed some flashes.

4. For a team with such a tradition of kicking problems, the decision to kick early remains a dubious one for the Chargers.

Trying a 52-yard field goal with Badgley on fourth-and-1 from the Steelers 34-yard line was a borderline call anyway. But his miss gave the Steelers extra field position, and they scored immediately.

With a defense like theirs, it would be easy to justify going for it more often, and that’s even without factoring in their special teams struggles.

5. Chargers rookie safety Derwin James may not win defensive rookie of the year honors, but it won’t be for lack of versatility.

James has the kind of rare fill-the-stat sheet talent, with the ability to make impact plays in the pass game as well as against the run.

There are other serious contenders for the award (namely Darius Leonard, Bradley Chubb, and lately Leighton Vander Esch), and James almost seems overlooked despite playing in the second-largest market on a good defense.

103 responses to “Sunday Night wrap-up: Chargers escape with a wild one over Steelers

  1. This is why everyone hates Tomlin and the Steelers. Bush league telling your special teams to continue to jump when you know you have lost the game. It’s Tomlin so this isn’t anything new. I half expected Tomlin to back into the kicker while staring at the jumbo tron.

  2. That was a first rate choke job by the steelers. Up 23-7 and really should’ve been more, man that was so much fun to watch them choke on their bile at home with the whole nation watching! Keep it up!

  3. 6. Charger’s 1st touchdown was a gift due to a blatant false start.
    7. Charge’s 3rd touchdown was another gift due to a blatent blok to the back on the 1st man to tackle.

    #NFL wants chargers to win

  4. 6. Steelers are among the dumbest teams in the league. Coughing up another big lead and losing the game. Jumping offsides three plays in a row to give their kicker THREE chances to win the game. Tomlin was able to pull defeat out of the jaws of victory yet again. It’s becoming a trademark of the Steelers under Tomlin and Big Bum.

  5. Some seriously bad luck for the Steelers in that one, but Roethlisberger better devote his entire radio hour to criticizing his own play this week.

  6. The Browns, Patriots, and Saints are next. The Ravens are half a game back in the division. The Steelers are done. I can’t help but laugh.

  7. 2 shaky TDs there with the missed false start play then the 2 Steelers colliding trying to intercept it in the endzone…..but the Chargers were due for some good fortune. Great game

  8. No dog in this fight, not a fan of either team. But man, the Steelers got hosed. I’m not saying the refs had it in for them, but the horrible officiating just continues. The missed calls that lead DIRECTLY to 14 points? That’s absolutely unacceptable in a professional sport. And honestly, someone SHOULD get fired after a showing like this.

  9. On one hand the Steelers were aided the wrong way by the officials. On the other it’s gonna have to happen at least a hundred times more to get the official karma back to even.

  10. bad officiating but the steelers didnt mind when they were on the right end of the worst reffing ever in the super bowl against the sea hags

  11. Steelers fans after loss = Refs gave away the game.

    Maybe the overrated cheap shot defense didn’t make a stop and Big Ben wilted….did you ever think of that? no…the REFS

  12. I don’t like hearing people blame the refs for losing a game but if ever there was a case for it this was the game.

  13. For those saying the NFL wanted the chargers to win – why? They have like 7 fans total, I could see if it was the packers/cowboys- but the chargers, com’on.

  14. James Conner looks like he has a high ankle sprain – when your foot bends to the outside – that’s a tough injury to come back from quickly.

  15. strength531 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 11:37 pm
    6. Charger’s 1st touchdown was a gift due to a blatant false start.
    7. Charge’s 3rd touchdown was another gift due to a blatent blok to the back on the 1st man to tackle
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    Pretty sure that was mentioned in the article

  16. jay25340 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 11:38 pm
    A Mike Tomlin team look undisciplined at the end I’m absolutely shocked I tell ya

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    For some reason I think it was intentional to a certain extent. This was almost a “gimmie” FG. What else do they have to lose by playing aggressive against the snap? The first offsides was iffy. Not sure if Chargers would’ve still missed if they didn’t jump offsides. Didn’t seem to have a huge impact on the kick as they didn’t get that close.

  17. “The officiating crew cost the Steelers the game. Period”

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    This is pure comedy. The Steelers have the refs in their back pockets every season. I like how they missed the offsides penalty on the Chargers’ drive late in the 2nd quarter near midfield and the missed pass interference near the sidelines. It’s easy to have a good pass rush when you’re getting away with neutral zone infractions and offsides.

  18. Now……..if only this crap could happen to the Steelers the next time they ever play in a Super Bowl……they’ll know what it feels like. (Jerome Bettis was washed up in 2005 but somehow it was all about gifting him a ring in Detroit?)

  19. I think there’s a more than decent chance the Steelers miss the playoffs.

    You heard it here first.

  20. trubiskyisjustahairbetterthankyleorton says:
    December 2, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Steelers fans after loss = Refs gave away the game.

    Maybe the overrated cheap shot defense didn’t make a stop and Big Ben wilted….did you ever think of that? no…the REFS

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    Well, when the officials straight up gift the other team 15 points, I’m not sure what you expect to be said. To suggest otherwise is ludicrous.

  21. seahawkssuck1968 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    bad officiating but the steelers didnt mind when they were on the right end of the worst reffing ever in the super bowl against the sea hags

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    One bad call is hardly the “worst reffing ever.”

    And if you were wondering, the “low block” call on Hasselbeck when he made the tackle on the INT return is the bad call.

  22. Can’t argue with some of the bad calls, and I am not a PIT fan, but this “undisciplined” just tells me that a whole lot of posters never played the game. As a way too old former all-state DE….we were taught to jump the snap. Three offsides in a row…ok but that isn’t discipline. We were taught to jump.

  23. This chargers team is the real deal. Rivers is playing at an elite level and he’s clutch, defense is playing good, special teams is playing great and rivers has many weapons on offense. The chargers can still win the afc west and home field throughout the playoffs. This chargers team is on fire and will be very dangerous in the playoffs, and possibly go to the superbowl. This is their year. And their coach should be coach of the year.

  24. footballseasonrules says:
    December 2, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    “The officiating crew cost the Steelers the game. Period”

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    This is pure comedy. The Steelers have the refs in their back pockets every season. I like how they missed the offsides penalty on the Chargers’ drive late in the 2nd quarter near midfield and the missed pass interference near the sidelines. It’s easy to have a good pass rush when you’re getting away with neutral zone infractions and offsides.

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    The Chargers were given 15 points. Period.

    The Steelers made their share of errors, but they still dominated the game.

  25. Love him or Hate him….Phillip Rivers is just a Stud
    He throws some really ugly passes sometimes but the guy is a Baller
    and he never ever quits

  26. bizmaukee says:
    December 2, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    For those saying the NFL wanted the chargers to win – why? They have like 7 fans total, I could see if it was the packers/cowboys- but the chargers, com’on.
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    This: The LAST thing the NFL wants is a chance that there is a playoff game at a soccer field, let alone a team with a small fanbase like the Chargers.

  27. Tough break Steelers but unfortunately you can’t really lose next week but I will still enjoy this one. Although seriously Steelers 3 times you jumped offside?

  28. footballseasonrules says:
    December 2, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    The Browns, Patriots, and Saints are next. The Ravens are half a game back in the division. The Steelers are done. I can’t help but laugh.

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    Correction, I meant the Raiders. Based on how the Raiders played the Chiefs today offensively, it’s not so unbelievable that they end up beating the Steelers in Oakland. It could happen. It was the fumbles that killed them in today’s game.

  29. Refs were crappy but that is every week. I guess the Ref threw a Int and not Big ben. I guess the Ref dropped the ball for smith a few times as well. Admit the mistakes own players made please someday.

  30. While there were many reasons the Steelers lost this game let’s see if Roethlisberger actually steps up and admits he cost the team the game by leaving at least 10 points out there. Wide open Hunter for easy score and another terrible interception while in field goal range.

  31. It’s comical saying Steelers fans crying about the refs. The play before the false start TD for the Chargers the refs completely missed an offsides. Then on the next Chargers drive they missed another offsides. In the second PI call on Davis was complete BS. There were at least two PI’s that weren’t called on the Steelers & more holding against Bosa than I could count. The rest were bad tonight but saying the Chargers got the better end of it is ridiculous.

  32. I, for one, am not blaming the loss on a couple bad calls. The Steelers had plenty of chances to win the game, and they couldn’t get the job done. They are undisciplined and lack focus, and that falls directly on the shoulders of the coach. Tomlin needs a change of scenery, and Munchak needs moved up to HC, imo. As bad as I hate to say it, I would not be surprised to see the Steelers lose to the Raiders (typically don’t play well at the Raiders), and they will most likely get slaughtered by the Saints in New Orleans. Brees will pick them apart. Pats have had their number as of late, but the Pats are not as consistent this year, so that one may be a toss up. Huge fan, just being realistic.

  33. I thought the officiating was bad in this game and in a few of the earlier games. Somebody on this officiating team is going to here about this tomorrow. Too many flags, not enough flags? Who know’s? The NFL surely doesn’t!

  34. Chargers had some breaks go their way in officiating but the Steelers going away from Antonio Brown in the second half is puzzling to say the least.

  35. Yes, the refs did miss the off-side by the Chargers. But the refs also missed an off-side or neutral zone infraction on the Steelers earlier in the game. And wasn’t there a helmet-to-helmet hit that was uncalled? The referees have given control of the game to a higher power that insists certain teams should win at certain times. The NFL is becoming so contrived. Did anyone notice after such a big loss by the gambling casinos in Vegas one week was followed by wins by most of the underdogs the next? And last week was, again, a week of favorites; this week was a week of underdog, again. Soon the NFL will become poker-machine type venues, offering odds of 80-20 in favor of the casinos.

    We are witnessing the birth of the new NFL.

  36. bizmaukee says:
    December 2, 2018 at 11:50 pm
    For those saying the NFL wanted the chargers to win – why? They have like 7 fans total, I could see if it was the packers/cowboys- but the chargers, com’on.
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    Maybe the NFL is trying to help the Chargers as they are struggling to sell PSLs.

  37. About penalties: The first one was a given, obviously. The second one could have gone either way in real time. He had his hand on his chest and back shoulder when he disengaged. All the tweets are showing the last two seconds where it looks blatant because the guy fell forward. How many scores are the result of a lineman getting held on a run play and it goes uncalled? How many receivers get away with pushing off in the end zone? It happens to everyone and it’s DEFINITELY happened to the Chargers in the past. It just sucks the most when it happens to your team. Lastly, who’s to say the Chargers don’t score on both those drives anyway? It’s not like it was the Packers-Seattle endzone debacle. Other than those kind of plays, saying your team lost because of he refs is always the easy way out.

  38. The refs gifted this game to the Chargers. The blatant false start, which wasn’t called, was obvious. NFL games turn on about 5 or 6 plays. That was one of them. The Rooney family maintains tremendous power and leverage within the league. The NFL desperately wants a NE/Pit AFC Championship game for ratings and other financial kickbacks. They will do everything possible to obtain that. The fix is in.

  39. Belichick’s idea is how the league should go. Each team gets two challenges, but you can challenge anything on any play.

  40. Horribly officiated game on both sides, but the Steelers really got hosed on that no-call for illegal procedure on the touchdown pass.
    The officiating has gotten so much worse than ever that it’s taking away the fun of watching this sport.
    I hate to say this, because I hate the challenge replay system with a passion, but they really need to enable a way for the coaches to challenge bad calls because too many games are being decided by the zebras. It’s a joke.

  41. The steelers deserved to lose this game, in Typical Tomlin fashion, they went in at the half and threw in the towel and went flat.

    Anyone who says the Chargers won without the refs is kidding themselves. The blatant false start by the right tackle, the blatant block in the back and hold on the punt return, the blatant hold on the 18yd Jackson TD run. The officiating was bad.. terrible!

  42. A lot of sports fans need to wake up especially NFL and NBA fans. Games are manipulated by the officials. Games are fixed.

  43. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    December 2, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    So NOW have the Chargers beaten ‘somebody’ or not?

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    No.

    15 points handed to them by the officials and another 8 from a fluke play that should have been a pick. They earned 7 points and got crushed, but that didn’t fit the league’s narrative. The Chargers weren’t even close to belonging in that game much less “winning” it.

  44. Who blows a 16 point lead at halftime? Plus, Steelers lost Hunter, Conner, and Switzer. Theres no one left except the selfish “me first” squad. We’re basically in the fourth quarter of the season and the Steelers are imploding. Just like last night. Refs had nothing to do with it. Steelers got owned fair and square.

  45. Going to be interesting who Big Ben blames for this one because as he said he’s been around long enough to know it’s never his fault .

  46. I love how some seem to think there’s some conspiracy to have the Chargers win, like the league office really wants more attention on the half empty, 25K capacity soccer stadium they play in

  47. sjmalikjr says:

    December 3, 2018 at 5:10 am

    and this why a Mike Tomlin team will never win a SB…. you never see this happen to a NE team !!!
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    He has one.

  48. bizmaukee says:
    December 2, 2018 at 11:50 pm
    For those saying the NFL wanted the chargers to win – why? They have like 7 fans total, I could see if it was the packers/cowboys- but the chargers, com’on.

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    A) to kick start selling PSL’s
    B) to ensure the move doesn’t turn into a gigantic PR failure, which it almost has
    C) the LA television market is what, #1 in the country?
    D) follow. the. money. there’s lots of it in LA, they’d like it spent on a winning team

  49. I’m not blaming the loss on a couple bad calls. The Steelers had plenty of chances to win the game, and they couldn’t get the job done. They are undisciplined and lack focus, and that falls directly on the shoulders of the coach. Tomlin needs a change of scenery, and Munchak needs moved up to HC, imo. As bad as I hate to say it, I would not be surprised to see the Steelers lose to the Raiders (typically don’t play well at the Raiders), and they will most likely get slaughtered by the Saints in New Orleans. Brees will pick them apart. Pats have had their number as of late, but the Pats are not as consistent this year, so that one may be a toss up. Huge fan, just being realistic.

  50. TheWizard says:
    December 3, 2018 at 1:19 am

    When I turned it off I thought the Chargers has zero chance to win that game.
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    Same here. I checked the score later on just for giggles, and the Chargers were winning.

  51. Not a fan of Pitt coach, but considering the bizarre way that the line of scrimmage was being monitored in the first half for infractions, trying to time the snap each time was pretty logical.

  52. I looked at the replay three times and actually believe the first of the three kicks cleared inside the upright. Reviewable, perhaps, but unlikely clear enough to reverse the call without a camera at bottom as kick was above the upright.

  53. There’s no way those offsides were accidental. Probably hoping the ref misses one.

    League needs to fine Trippy big time for that. That crap doesn’t belong in the NFL.

  54. The crew that did the game last nite should all be fired by noon today. What a joke – these guys basically gifted a late season important game to a team that NOBODY cares about. Great job Roger Goodell.

  55. I don’t think that the Steelers coaching staff was worse than a c+ last night, but the Chargers staff had a really great game. One rarely sees halftime adjustments work to the extent they did in the second half for LAC, especially as related to the running game which was suddenly vastly improved in second half. Very smart not to tip their hand with the effective back up back prior to halftime against a team that is as slow to adjust as Steelers.

  56. I understand that Steelers meltdown ended up the big media story. But come on, can any qb have performed at the level we saw from Rivers, last night. Dude was perfect as can be, and it isn’t like he was getting great protection! He was executing on every play and most resembled jail breaks.

    FTR, not a LAC backer, just really respect what I saw last night and there are very few teams in the sport’s history that could have pulled off what Chargers did.

  57. Very underrated coaching by LAC specialty teams. The reason that Pittsburg could not time the rush on the fg blocking effort was due to Chargers anticipating and making the effort to consider pausing slightly the snap count. I am sure a lot of teams that have had critical kicks blocked have later thought “perhaps we should have thought of adjusting the snap slightly” in such a situation.

  58. Chargers go into halftime, make adjustments, come out with win. My Steelers go into halftime, come out and get worked, with their big counter adjustment of putting linebackers on Keenan Allen. Definitely time for the Rooney clan to “McCarthy” Tomlin. His go to move of chomping on chewing gum with those headsets on and looking confused on what to do is just beyond played out.

    What is the statute of limitations for coaching job security for winning a superbowl ages ago? McCarthy is the baseline, so …13 years? Time to go Tomlin. Steelers need someone who isn’t all the players best friend.

  59. Steelers certainly didn’t get no help from the refs at all as the chargers did but Pittsburgh should of closed this game anyways. They purely dominated and lost all momentum in the second half. The defense and special teams gave this game away.

  60. Reading Pittsburgh fans complain the refs jobbed them again is just laughable especially when they were at home. Steelers were handed Super Bowl XL by the refs but you won’t hear anyone complaining about that!

    Makes coming to work on Monday just a little bit easier! 🙂

  61. I’m not a Steelers fan but that officiating was pretty rough. There will always be missed calls in any game, but having 2 that specifically resulted in TDs is a tough look.

  62. Steelers should try to sign CJ Anderson before the Chiefs nab him.

    On another note, interesting strategy by the Steelers on a fairly easy game winning field goal. Take a chance on perfect timing rushing the kicker from the edge. If you’re offsides, you’ll probably force the kicker to miss and he’ll just have to try again. That could have gone on all night if Burns hadn’t overrun the kicker on his third offsides. I wonder what would happen if the edge rusher not only went offsides but he ran into and injured the kicker? Don’t think that some coaches aren’t wondering about that now. I won’t name the ones I’m thinking of.

  63. The poor officiating had far less to do with this loss than Ben’s dumb floater INT, and that hilarious play where the Steelers not only blocked their own player from making a beautiful endzone INT of their own, but also smashed him in the head while simultaneously popping the ball up for a Chargers TD. Tomlin’s idiotic challenge was also amazing, since even if he’d won it it had almost no strategic value compared to the risk of losing the timeout, which of course he did. I bet he plays poker by going all in on the first pair he gets no matter what it is. Yessir, all told this was some fine old timey Steelers footbaw circa 1933-1971.

  64. Usually the Chargers find ways to blow a game, not the Steelers. I did like the bizarre offside drama at end. A roundabout way to ice the kicker. Given the Chargers were kicking from 20yd line, Steelers had nothing to lose by guessing on the snap. Funny enough, if they weren’t offside on third try, they might have blocked it.
    I don’t see why all the whining on Charger missed calls. The game should have been over for them at halftime, but Steelers have a bad habit of taking their foot off the gas. Rivers looks like he really wants to go playoffs.

  65. Ugh… It was a weird game. The ball and the calls certainly bounced the Chargers’ way. I will say this, if the Chargers expect to do anything in the playoffs, they’d better make sure that same unit of Officials is reffing the game.

    The Steelers gave them some opportunities, and the refs blew obvious, scoring, game changing calls. I doubt that’ll be the case when the playoffs start.

  66. First off – the BOLTS earned that win.
    Second, the refs did miss some calls – on BOTH SIDES – and that false start had zero impact on the play, the block in the back did but was not blatant and could have been called or not called either way.
    third, i dont want to hear crap from the stealers. they have been getting the WWNFL love for years while the Bolts consistently get screwed. 2006 superbowl was an absolute joke! WWNFL gave that one to bettis so no crying. you got beat by a better team last night – who caught some breaks for once!

  67. TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    December 3, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Who blows a 16 point lead at halftime? Plus, Steelers lost Hunter, Conner, and Switzer. Theres no one left except the selfish “me first” squad. We’re basically in the fourth quarter of the season and the Steelers are imploding. Just like last night. Refs had nothing to do with it. Steelers got owned fair and square.

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    The Chargers got owned and the refs kept them in it. The only Chargers TD that wasn’t stained by missed calls was the play that should have been picked. Even if you give them the TD run that gave them the lead, they were still handed a minimum of 15 points by the officials.

    And you’re suggesting the “refs had nothing to do with it”? You’re delusional.

  68. candrwells says:
    December 3, 2018 at 11:08 am
    Ugh… It was a weird game. The ball and the calls certainly bounced the Chargers’ way. I will say this, if the Chargers expect to do anything in the playoffs, they’d better make sure that same unit of Officials is reffing the game.
    The Steelers gave them some opportunities, and the refs blew obvious, scoring, game changing calls. I doubt that’ll be the case when the playoffs start.
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    Why would you doubt that? The Steelers won a Super Bowl game in 2006 because of the ineptitude of the referees in 2006.

  69. If you don’t play well enough to overcome a bad call or two, you didn’t play well enough to win. Big deal if the refs missed a false start on a 46-yard TD. Don’t give up a 46-yard TD on the play. Play well enough to overcome a bad call or two.

  70. Three chances on the game winning field goal? No calls on the block in the back, blatant false start, 3 field game winning chances…. This game was so rigged. Welcome to state wide legalized gambling.

  71. The Steelers are a puzzle. First half looked like they were going to blow out the Chargers. Second half was a completely different story. In know Ben will lay the blame on the officials and call out certain players, but the only thing they didn’t do was gift wrap this game and put a bow on it. Not counting the three calls during that game-winning field goal, I never saw a team jump the snap so many times and get away with it. Give Rivers credit for getting the ball out so quickly.

  72. I just can’t imagine that Tomlin will get the Steelers to another Super Bowl. Whether they let him go this offseason or next offseason (or even the one after that), he will eventually be let go. They need to re-organize around a new young coach.

  73. There were more then a few games that had bad officiating in them.
    Still, to say your team lost because of “bad calls” is just so lame.
    As long as there’s time on the clock and you’re in reach, no game is ever over.
    When a bad call goes against your team, that’s when it shows what the team’s mentality really is.
    Do they lay down or do they move on and continue to play and not give up.
    Give the Chargers some credit, you’d think the Steeler’s D never saw a no-huddle offense before.

  74. I agree with Steelers fans – they were robbed by the refs. This game should be recorded by the NFL as a win for the Steelers. And since we’re correcting bad non-calls, the Steelers’ win over the Bengals in Week 6 should be overturned due to the illegal pick set by JuJu Smith-Schuster on the winning touchdown pass which was not called by the refs.

    There. All good now.

  75. babygaga19 says:
    December 3, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Three chances on the game winning field goal? No calls on the block in the back, blatant false start, 3 field game winning chances…. This game was so rigged. Welcome to state wide legalized gambling.
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    as someone stated above, the multiple off sides on the FG attempt was intentional by the Steelers and strategic i.e, taking a chance that they could block the kick and the ref missed the off side penalty.

  76. Pretty sure if you get outscored 26-7 in the 2nd half…you lose…regardless of what the officials are doing.

    If they keep playing like this, they can plan on watching the playoffs from the couch.

  77. allmyexsliveintexas says:
    December 3, 2018 at 1:22 pm
    I agree with Steelers fans – they were robbed by the refs. This game should be recorded by the NFL as a win for the Steelers. And since we’re correcting bad non-calls, the Steelers’ win over the Bengals in Week 6 should be overturned due to the illegal pick set by JuJu Smith-Schuster on the winning touchdown pass which was not called by the refs.

    There. All good now.
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    No problem… then it’s a tie, and a win over the Chargers. I’m good with that.

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