3 Pittsburgh Steelers to blame for degrading Week 14 loss to Ravens

Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers to blame: Mitch Trubisky

About midway through the fourth quarter, the Steelers marched down the field for their fifth straight drive into Ravens territory. It did not result in points, marking the fifth straight time that had occurred. That’s not a great ratio.

Being a backup quarterback in the NFL isn’t easy, despite what the fans may think. Mitch Trubisky had to be ready at any given moment, and when his number was called, he made some good plays. Unfortunately, he made three very poor reads which resulted in interceptions, thus killing drives against an opponent which thrives on turnovers.

We can debate the success rate of Kenny Pickett all day long, the one thing he has done the last four-to-five games is protect the ball, which has increased the Steelers chances at victory. It’s also coincided with the turnaround of a season most of us assumed was going nowhere. Hell, it still is, but at least it made for a better brand of football.

Trubisky was wild at times, and frankly needed to be better considering he was brought in to start games for this Steelers team. Even as a backup, fans expected more.