The Pittsburgh Steelers stay the lone undefeated crew within the NFL after finishing their season sweep of the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday, however head coach Mike Tomlin made it clear that he was not comfortable together with his crew’s efficiency regardless of the win.
“It was actually junior varsity, to be fairly sincere with you,” Tomlin stated. “It was in all three phases. We could not run the ball successfully after we wanted to. We dropped too many vital passes, very catchable, makeable passes. We did not make vital performs within the particular groups sport. Our kickoff protection unit wasn’t ok. We turned the ball over. We gave up massive performs in essential moments on protection. Cannot have it.”
It is a harsh evaluation however not an unfair one, because the Steelers by no means actually pulled away from the Ravens, who have been lacking a number of key starters, together with reigning MVP Lamar Jackson. Pittsburgh’s offense performed its worst sport of the season, turning the ball over twice whereas scoring simply 12 factors. If the Steelers need to be severe contenders come playoff time, they might want to keep away from taking part in like this once more.
The protection was higher, although a 70-yard landing cross by Hint McSorley late within the sport allowed Baltimore to get again into the sport. However the Steelers could also be with out one among their finest defenders for the remainder of the season, because the crew fears that Bud Dupree tore his ACL late within the sport.
However in the end, the Steelers have been in a position to win the sport and now are simply 5 wins away from finishing an undefeated common season.