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The Steelers were penalized nine times for 93 yards in Sunday’s contest.
While the personal foul on Hines Ward should not have been the lone penalty if any on the play the rest of the penalties were avoidable.
Chris Kemoeatu is becoming known for late after the play penalties of the 10-15 yard variety. While he may be looked at as a stand up for his teammates kind of guy at times, the knuckleheaded penalties that have been called on No. 68 have been costly, and even dirty at times.
Running in the same vain, the only time Keyaron Fox has been mentioned in the last month is not for a big special teams play, it’s for a big penalty on a late hit or a personal foul.
Kemoeatu’s penalty could have cost the Steelers big as the Ravens got the ball on the Pittsburgh 48 yard line after it was imposed on the kickoff. With a short field in a key situation, the Ravens had an opportunity, but the Steelers’ defense stepped up and saved the day once again.
If the Steelers are going to make it out of the AFC in these playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl, they cannot afford the stupid penalties being supplied by Kemoeatu and Fox, among others.