Overall Game Grade: C
It really looked like the same Steelers offense that we had under Bruce Arians. Basically they just waste first and second down and hope Ben can do something to save the day on 3rd down. With all the hype about a new offense and improved offensive line it was a big disappointment to watch. Marcus Gilbert and Ramon Foster getting hurt didn’t help however, injuries are nothing new and we can’t have the team just standing around waiting for Ben to do something.
Quarter 4: C-
The offense continued to look terrible in the 4th quarter and I’m pretty sure a 4 year old could’ve called a better game. Jonathan Dwyer continued to run hard in the quarter but the running game really did nothing like the entire game. The offense really went as far as Ben took them and for most of the night he did a solid job until he threw a pick 6 to end the game.
Quarter 3: B
Ben’s play brings this grade up a lot because the rest of the offense looks like it forgot the season started. Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman are running hard but it’s tough when they run the same draw play every single time. They have pretty much been wasting first and second down and then hope that Ben can save them on 3rd down. It’s pretty bad when sitting on my couch I can call out every single play the Steelers ran in the redzone and a good effort by Dwyer is the only reason they actually got a good gain to the 2 yard line on a draw play.
Quarter 2: C+
The offense honestly looks like it hasn't changed at all with predictable play calling and seemingly always being in a 3rd and long. I don't know how many times the running backs are going to run into a wall on a draw play before they call something else as well. Just like in the past, Ben and the offense looked good in the no huddle but the regular offense needs to get a lot better.
Quarter 1: C
The offensive line has struggled to this point in the game and the running game has really gone nowhere. The offense has been pretty predictable, basically running on first and second down and setting up a long 3rd down.