Problem #1: Just stating the obvious- Pass Protection/ Run Blocking
Throughout the game, the Steelers point of attack was dismal at best.
The linemen did not seem to all be on the same train of thought. Many
blocks were missed completely.
Problem #2: Red Zone Offense
The Steelers will lose the rest of their games this season if they can't
score touchdowns in the red zone. Four field goals should have been
touchdowns. That is a difference of 16 points. Something has to
change with Arians' system.
Problem #3: Final Drive playcalling
The playcalling on the final drive was horrendous. The Steelers had to
know that the Bengals were going to blitz on all four downs, doing
nothing to counter the blitz. If Arians was thinking, he should have
maybe tried a wide receiver screen to Ward. The final few plays were
designed for a cover three style defense, not an aggressive defense that
was sending five, six, or seven players.