The 1972 Miami Dolphins can pop champagne yet again.
The Steelers had a loss heading their way one way or another. After a disappointing effort against the Baltimore Ravens last Wednesday afternoon, the Steelers’ efforts were not rewarded in another odd start time on Monday against Washington.
Pittsburgh struggled to run the ball, and caught another case of the drops against Washington. Eric Ebron had three drops on his own. If anything, the Steelers proved that as currently constructed, they are no real test for the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, unless they kick things into high gear by the time the playoffs begin.
Social media had some laughs at the Steelers expense
NFL fans — minus Steelers faithful, of course — had doubted Pittsburgh all week given their awful effort that somehow resulted in a win last Wednesday. Some pundits even went as far as to say the Steelers were the worst 11-0 team in NFL history.
While that take is a bit extreme, it’s backed up by the Steelers poor play against WFT, and Pittsburgh won’t hear the end of it unless they prove themselves this postseason.
The Steelers are still likely to win the AFC North, and one could argue a loss is good for them, as this team needs a complete and total reset if they’re to contend with the Chiefs — or even make it to the AFC Championship game to begin with.
Mike Tomlin has a lot of work to do, but if there’s anyone up to the challenge, it’s the veteran coach in the Steel City.
NFL Twitter likely disagrees.