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Monday Aftermath: Offensive Woes, Run D, Big Plays Sink Steelers




The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped the ball — literally and figuratively — as Gunner Olszewski’s botched punt return provided the difference for the Steelers in their 17-14 loss to the New England Patriots. Let’s take a look at the major storylines.

🏈 Steelers The Steelers offense sputtered and died, with fans chanting for Kenny Pickett. But will a change at quarterback solve what’s wrong with the offense? Alan Saunders doesn’t think so.

🏈 Steelers Najee Harris had just 49 rushing yards, but says his foot is fine and to quit asking.

🏈 Steelers Gunner Olszewski set out to prove to his ex they made a mistake. That didn’t happen, with Olszewski making the game-changing mistake the Patriots needed.

🏈 Steelers Randy Moss is no longer a regular member of the Monday Night Countdown staff, but that didn’t stop Nelson Agholor from lining up Steelers CB Ahkello Witherspoon for the next “You Got Mossed” segment.

🏈 Steelers The Steelers held New England to just 17 points — 7 came after Olszewski’s turnover — but the run defense was unable to get a big stop at the end of the game when need.

🏈 Steelers Looking ahead to a short week before facing the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football, the only injury was a foot injury for linebacker Devin Bush.

🏈 Steelers The Steelers will go into that game still in first place in the AFC North, as all four teams lost, including the Ravens in devastating fashion.

🏈 Steelers Perhaps new outside linebacker David Anenih will be ready for that one. He was scratched after being signed from the Titans practice squad this week.


🏈 Steelers The Steelers have a film and recovery day. Head coach Mike Tomlin will speak to the media at noon. — Alan Saunders, Nick Farabaugh

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