Opponent: Houston Texans
Key pathetic statistic: five sacks on Ben Roethlisberger
First of all, Ben Roethlisberger shouldn't be getting sacked five times in a game ever. Even with a bum foot, Roethlisberger was only sacked once against the Tennessee Titans, who have a better defense than the Texans.
I know Trai Essex was thrown into a tough situation, but seriously, these are professional athletes we are talking about here. They are supposed to live for tough situations and thrive in these conditions.
Essex crumbled like a chunk of blue cheese, and not even the good kind of blue cheese that is all fancy; he crumbled like the Kroger brand of blue cheese.
Once again, the blame isn't completely on the shoulders of Essex for letting Roethlisberger get sacked five times, but I had to single someone out, and he played the worst out of all the linemen.