Friends, I have been watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play football for the better part of 40 years, and I cannot recall a worse offensive game played by them in all that time than Sunday's game against the Browns in Cleveland.
The offense looked sloppy and kept putting the defense in a terrible position with mistakes and poor play.
The surprise isn't that they lost. The surprise is that they didn't lose by more than six points.
By all rights, they should have lost by at least two touchdowns. It is a testament to the quality of the Steelers defense that the game was close to the end.
So, what happened? Well, there are any number of things you can point to that led to this loss. Let's have a look at what can be learned from this miserable effort.