Early Sunday evening, the Steelers lost their second game at Heinz Field becoming 0-2. They faced the Seahawks and lost 28-26 in the 4th and final quarter. Previous to this game, they lost to the New England Patriots im embarrassing fashion.
Just past noon last Sunday, the Steelers played their second game of the season against the Seattle Seahawks, inevitably losing 28-26. Throughout the first quarter, the score was 0-0, however in the 2nd quarter the Steelers prevailed and outscored the Seahawks 10-7. Unfortunately, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for Pittsburgh injured his throwing arm, and was taken out of the game early in the 2nd quarter. He is expected to undergo surgery soon and start rehab, but will be excluded for the season. Because of this, Mason Rudolph (rookie quarterback) has taken over to be Big Ben’s replacement. Considering it was Rudolph’s first game under center, he did fairly well. Going into the third quarter, the Seahawks were in the lead 21-13, with the Steelers at a good scoring position. However, the fourth quarter took a turn for the worse, leading to the ultimate losing score of 28-26. Now that the Steelers have a record of 0-2, this puts them in 4th (last) place for AFC North. The standings are as follows:
•Baltimore Ravens, 2-0
•Cleveland Browns, 1-1
•Cincinnati Bengals, 0-2
•Pittsburgh Steelers, 0-2
“It’s disappointing” most say. After losing Antonio Brown, Le'veon Bell, and now Ben Roethlisberger due to injury, it’s been hard for the Steelers to recover and find an efficient route around these obstacles. After being asked for her opinion about if it’s disappointing that the Steelers have lost their first two games and their starting quarterback, Jayme Wileman states, “While it is disappointing to have lost our starting quarterback, it’s not disappointing that we’re 0-2, ‘cause we’ve been here before. We’ve actually started 0-2 and have gone all the way to the Championship before, so I’m not too concerned.” On the other hand, Jason Wileman states, “Yes. It’s absolutely disappointing. The standard for winning is expected when it comes to Steelers football. The loss of Big Ben is a huge blow for the Steelers offense. However the prospect of developing Mason Rudolph into our next starting quarterback adds some excitement to what could otherwise be a disappointing season.”
With the Pittsburgh Steelers being 0-2 so far, fans have different opinions. Some believe it’s disappointing due to standards, but others think it’s no different to the beginnings of other seasons. The Steelers are scheduled to play next Sunday night (9/22/19) against the San Francisco 49’ers, and hopefully they end this losing streak!