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The Steelers, now sporting a -10 turnover ratio, are the worst team with a winning record in that department. That's not Pittsburgh football.
The problem really isn't so much the defense not forcing enough turnovers. That's not a good thing, but it has hardly been the reason this team has lost their last two games.
The problem is that the offense has been picking up the turnover frequency at the absolute worst time. Charlie Batch threw three interceptions against the Browns to go with five lost fumbles.
It's been over a decade since a team turned the ball over eight times. That simply can't happen again.
But there are other mistakes too. Poor timeout usage by Mike Tomlin, vanilla play selection by Todd Haley, lack of adjustments by Dick LeBeau and drops by the receivers, particularly the petulant Mike Wallace, have cost this team at various times through the entire season.
Until the Steelers get back to playing mistake-free football in every respect, they will have a very hard time climbing the mountain to get to the playoffs.