Pittsburgh Steelers: 5 Lessons from San Diego Chargers Loss

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 5 Lessons from San Diego Chargers Loss
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The Pittsburgh Steelers, coming off a huge, emotional win against the AFC North-leading Ravens in Baltimore, laid an enormous egg Sunday against the visiting San Diego Chargers.

Given the chance to pull within a game of the division lead (with the Ravens losing to the Washington Redskins) and with a chance to take a game lead over the Cincinnati Bengals (who were busy losing to Dallas), the Steelers looked very bad. The game wasn't as close as the final score, 34-24, would indicate. Much of the Steelers' scoring took place after the game was out of hand.

So, what happened? How did the Steelers come off such a big win to play so poorly, especially with the return of Ben Roethlisberger?

Let's see what we learned on Sunday.

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