On a cold and snowy Sunday in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Steelers saw their playoff hopes take a huge hit as they lost in a close game against the Miami Dolphins, 34-28. The loss drops the Steelers to 5-8 on the year and assures the Steelers of a non-winning record for the second straight season. The Steelers haven’t had back-to-back non-winning seasons since 1998-1999.
This was a game that never should have come down to the final play. The Steelers defense was out of sorts and allowed far too many big plays from the Dolphins offense. Here are some quick takeaways from the big loss.
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