Is Pittsburgh Steelers Season Already Over?


Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) walks off the field after being defeated by the Cincinnati Bengals 20-10 Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Things are not exactly going as planned in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are already sitting at dead last in the AFC North with the Cleveland Browns after losing to both the Tennessee Titans and Cincinnati Bengals.

The season may be over before it hardly got underway for the Steelers.

All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey is out for the year, as is linebacker Larry Foote. Rookie running back Le’Veon Bell has yet to see the field. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger now has to run for his life every play behind a miserable offensive line and the offense is clearly struggling without a deep threat now that Mike Wallace is in Miami (putting rookie Markus Wheaton on the field would solve this issue).

To make matters worse, Todd Haley is clearly having issues making the right calls as the offensive coordinator. Sooner or later we’ll be hearing about friction between Haley and Roethlisberger.

Next week the Steelers take on a tough Chicago Bears squad, and then an equally tough Adrian Peterson squad (erm, Minnesota Vikings).

Things look bad in Pittsburgh with the team already losing a game in the AFC North and appearing too old. Is the season already over? Or do the Steelers have a shot at turning things around?

What do you think?