Doom and gloom has set in for the Pittsburgh Steelers after their second straight preseason loss.
At least that is the case for some fans who believe that the season may be over before it even starts. After watching the team’s performance on Monday night, it is tough to blame them.
The offensive line looked completely disinterested in blocking for Ben Roethlisberger, and the starting offense once again struggled to put points on the board.
It did not help that the running backs were decimated with injuries.
Isaac Redman and LaRod Stephens-Howling did not dress for the game, while rookie Le’Veon Bell, Baron Batch and fullback Will Johnson all left the game with injuries.
But not all was bad. Ben Roethlisberger looked brilliant escaping pressure to hit David Paulson for a 26-yard completion, and rookie Jarvis Jones made his presence felt by forcing a fumble while working with the first-team defense.
While the game—and some of its performances—may have been forgettable, there were several players who caught some eyes with their performance. Here is a look at the winners and losers from the Steelers’ second preseason game.
All stats for this article are via ESPN.com.