What changed the game in the Steelers’ loss to the Bengals?

Pittsburgh Steelers was again defeated for the seventh time in the 2022 season. Although the offense scored 30 points, they failed to score when they needed to, forcing them to walk away from them in the fourth quarter. Defensively, surrendering over 400 yards and losing 37 points is not a recipe for winning games.

But what was the most important moment that led the Steelers to defeat?

With every Steelers win this season, we’re handing out a game ball and looking at the best individual results, and we view every loss as a “game-changing moment.” What was the individual play or set of plays that ended up being the biggest contributor to the loss? While it doesn’t necessarily come down to one thing that keeps a team from winning, it also doesn’t mean that all moments are equally to blame.

As for the loss in Week 8, the biggest game-changer was AJ Brown’s first touchdown. After the Steelers opened the game with a 3-way throw for -7 yards, Philadelphia Eagles followed up a nine-game drive that covered 68 yards and ultimately ended with a 39-yard touchdown pass from Jalen Hurts to AJ Brown. Although it looked like Minka Fitzpatrick might be able to fall with an interception, he mistimed the game and the Eagles took a 7–0 lead and forced the Steelers’ offense to play from behind.

I repeat for everyone the rules that it is individual plays or series of plays it will be highlighted from this game (and the coin toss officially takes place before the game). While this may apply, it will not be total performances as they are more suitable for Jeff Hartman Winners and Losers article.

Here are the nominations in chronological order:

3 & outs to start 2nd half

The Steelers had a fantastic end to the first half when they scored 10 points in the last two minutes, went three points ahead and were set to start the second half. Unfortunately, their first attempt resulted in only one yard on three plays and ended in a punt. Even returning the ball to the Bengals, who gained 16 yards in the first game, the Steelers pushed the Bengals back and forced them to hit. But the situation didn’t improve much for the Steelers’ offense, as they gained just six yards on three plays and had three straight three outs. Although their streak of three and strikeouts didn’t end, these were the two possessions the Steelers had a chance to increase their lead in, and eventually became their last possession in which they held the lead at all.

Counting on a field goal

Trailing by four points in the third quarter, T.J. Watt intercepted Joe Burrow and set up the Steelers’ attack at the Bengals’ 21-yard line. With a chance to regain the lead, the Steelers again failed to get a first down and ended up accepting a 34-yard field goal and still trailing by a point.

Flea Flicker Sequence

In the second game of the fourth quarter on the third and four of their 28, the Steelers crossed halfback with a 33-yard pass to George Pickens for their first down of the half. After the completion, the Steelers rushed to the line and quickly played the game. The performance turned into a flicker of fleas that looked erratic from the start. Luckily, Kenny Pickett was able to throw the ball away without taking a loss. The Steelers then lost 2 yards in second and quickly put Kenny Pickett in a situation where he needed to convert third and 12 to keep going and make it to the field goal zone. Instead, they ended up taking the sack in midfield and hitting the ball again.

Squandering the drive that started in Bengal territory

The Steelers pinned the Bengals deep on their own 10-yard line with over 12 minutes left in the game and were four points behind. After the game Renegade and getting a false start to get going, the Bengals managed to get back 2 yards and pass the ball to the Steelers on the Cincinnati 47-yard line. While at shortfield, Naji Harris rushed for 13 yards in the first game, putting the Steelers on the edge of field goal range. This is where everything fell apart. The Steelers called for an offensive on the first down. On the next play, Naji Harris missed a pass and Kenny Pickett ended up passing 7 yards to George Pickens, but almost the entire offensive line ended up on the field because it was supposed to be a run. Facing first and 25th at the Bengals’ 49-yard line, the next two games featured inaccurate test passes that proved to be unfinished. On the third and 25th, the Steelers tied for 7 yards and returned the ball to the Bengals.

93 yard TD Drive

Even though the offense missed opportunities, the defense played a part as the Bengals followed the Steelers’ missed shortfield opportunity, playing eight games and landing 93 yards to take an 11-point lead in under five. minutes to the end. in Game.

So what do you think? What moment most influenced the Steelers’ defeat this week? Make sure you vote in the poll as this is how the winner (who is ultimately the loser) will be determined. And of course, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.


What was the biggest turning point in the Steelers’ loss to the Bengals in Week 11?

  • 32%

    3 & outs to start 2nd half

    (35 votes)

  • 9%

    Counting on a field goal

    (10 votes)

  • 12%

    Flea Flicker Sequence

    (14 votes)

  • 25%

    Squandering the drive that started in Bengal territory

    (28 votes)

  • twenty%

    93 yard TD Drive

    (22 votes)

total 109 votes

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