Even in a loss, there is typically something a team can take comfort in. But in Monday's loss, the Pittsburgh Steelers can take little solace in their performance against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was, by all accounts a team effort in nearly every sense of the word.
As complete as the 20-10 loss was, there were still things the Steelers coaches could learn from this game. If the Steelers want to salvage this season, it has to start now. There's very little margin for error going forward, and there could be wholesale changes in order.
So, what are some takeaways from Monday night's disappointing performance? Let's take a look.
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