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Steelers lose to Raiders, 21-18

Posted by Teresa Varley on October 27, 2013 – 7:30 pm

The Steelers defense got their third turnover of the game, a Brett Keisel fumble recovery, and the offense was able to take advantage, but it didn’t come easy. A touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Heath Miller was reviewed and ruled incomplete. Two plays later Roethlisberger did his best Houdini, escaping the pressure and hitting Emmanuel Sanders for a nine-yard touchdown pass, closing the gap to 21-10.

The defense came up big again, holding the Raiders to a critical three-and-out. Antonio Brown returned the ensuing punt 44 yards to the Oakland 31-yard line, breathing new life into the Steelers offense. But the good fortune didn’t last long. On third down Roethlisberger hit Brown, but the ball was knocked loose and intercepted by Raiders cornerback Tracy Porter.  

The Steelers got the ball back after another defensive stop, taking over at the Steelers 17-yard line. Roethlisberger, running the no-huddle, went to the air using all of his weapons to quickly move down field. The Steelers caught a break late when Roethlisberger was under pressure, threw it away, and an apparent interception was nullified by a defensive holding penalty prior to the pass. Le’Veon Bell got the call on the next play, taking it up the middle for the two-yard touchdown. The Steelers went for two, and Sanders abandoned an apparent pass and ran it in for two, closing the gap to 21-18.

An onside kick didn’t go in the Steelers favor, as Suisham’s kick went right into the hands of Rashad Jennings.

Final score Raiders 21, Steelers 18.

Posted in Game Day | 14 Comments »

14 Responses to “Steelers lose to Raiders, 21-18”

  1. By Bill Harris on Oct 27, 2013 | Reply

    Is it now time to get rid of Todd Haley and get a new offensive coordinator?

  2. By William on Oct 27, 2013 | Reply

    I will always love my STEELERS

  3. By Ed. Radvansky Sr. on Oct 27, 2013 | Reply

    The play calling for the Steelers offense is beyond the point of ridiculous. Up the middle,,,,what is that Haley? Do you only have 3 or 4 plays in your play book. Ben looked absolutely disgusted with this play calling. You can’t hide your emotional side with SO CONSERVATIVE PLAY CALLING.

  4. By James Hersch on Oct 27, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, team was unprepared to play. Raiders High School offence was predictable. Pryor beat a bad Steeler team with the most basic of plays. Team needs a total overhaul. High priced underachieving vets need to go. Trade Sanders for future draft picks along with any other veteran with trade value. Chuck Knoll traded their only super star back in the day. I can go 4 and twelve without many of these guys ?

  5. By Will on Oct 27, 2013 | Reply

    I said this to myself a few times when we were down 0-4, now at 2-5 it is almost a wash for the season. At what point does management realize there may be no chance at a playoff this season and give the Rookies that needed experience and play time for the rest of the season and be a contender for next.

    Put Landry Jones in to play QB, let him make his mistakes and grooming for when Ben goes down. Save Ben’s legs and body for next season and hope a new coordinator can move the ball and score.

    Bleeding Black and Gold

  6. By eric on Oct 27, 2013 | Reply

    Todd Haleys Offense hurts us like it did in all of his ventures ……family dosent win games Teams Do! Hear Me Mr.Rooney?

  7. By jim m on Oct 28, 2013 | Reply

    Im just disgusted with all facets of the game and the team. They dont look prepared, they dont look hungry and they dont play tough. The drafts have been awful, they re-sign the same second rate players and the coaching is poor.

  8. By Mitch Jamerson on Oct 28, 2013 | Reply

    The Steelers Offense and Defense SUCK’S. This team has no identity. Second and third string QB on the opposing teams are beating this team. We are constantly talking about how Ben is frustrated with play calling, but look all of the mistakes Ben has made as a veteran QB. Average QB’s that are starting in this league has a better QB rating than Ben. He is constantly making rookie mistakes as a veteran, also isn’t he experienced enough to check out of a play if necessary? Also the defense can’t get off the field on third downs and they can put pressure on the QB from the front line. With that said, this team needs a complete overhaul. Let’s not be bias with our complaints, Todd Haley is not all at fault here, if you are truly honest and see the need, then you must see that the defense has issues too.

    Mitch Jamerson, a true die-hard Steeler fan, Ocala, Florida

  9. By Peggy on Oct 28, 2013 | Reply

    The Wildcat is the dumbest play ever – it doesn’t fool anyone and puts Ben out there to block – we were so far behind coming into this game we should have started off with the 2 min offense drill – least they look like they know what they are doing when they are actually allowed to play

    Thanks Todd for ending our football season before Halloween

  10. By Clint Carothers on Oct 28, 2013 | Reply

    This team just isn’t playing well in many phases and there doesn’t seem to be a cohesiveness from top to bottom. Key injuries have really hurt, but something is wrong. There are things we lack like a big play, go to wide receiver, an O-line, a great pass rusher (where are you Lamar?), a tenacious defense that creates turnovers…but there seems to be a disconnect from the coaching staff to players, particularly offensively. There are questions about how to handle things that shouldn’t be a question at this juncture (whether to take a time out or eat 5 yards in a critical point of the game). The offense looks lethargic, one dimensional and lacks creativity and spark. I think Todd Haley is definitely a mismatch for the Steelers organization. It’s just not happening with him and I believe the season is pretty much over at this point. I hate to say it, but I think we need a new offensive strategy and coaching change (Haley), possibly head coach should things not progress over the next few years.

  11. By C. Hoffman Jr. on Oct 28, 2013 | Reply

    I started watching the Steelers in ’73. I was 5 years old at the time. Yesterday, I turned off the game at 7:53 seconds into the first quarter–I already knew we couldn’t win. Enough said.

  12. By Seth on Oct 29, 2013 | Reply

    A new offensive coordnator is a must and i am glad that no one is hating on Suisham. People also need to stop hating on Ben, if we were to put a new qb in, does anyone really think with our o-line problems they would be any better? No, not the way i see it, Ben is an exceptonial qb, theyre arent many that are 6’5 241 lbs that can move around like him, let alone get sacked 3-5 a game and be okay to play. Ben was no weapons in the WR front, he only has Heath Miller who is a tight end, the RB’s are far from great and like i said eariler, the o-line is horrible, they have been falling short since superbowl 43. It is time that the Steelers look at the o-line this offseason with maybe picking up some WR’s in free agency along with some defenisve players as well. Thats the way i see it, i could be wrong but i’ll let you decide.


  13. By james bott on Oct 29, 2013 | Reply

    time to unleash hell as tomlin puts it. pathetic up front. weak and slow is not a good combination up front. how many unblocked guys does ben have to elude every game. he will be injured soon and the season will be over so we can get the rookies some playing time to see what we got.

  14. By ec horne on Oct 29, 2013 | Reply

    why not give dwyer a shot at raaaaa ning the ball for a full game. watched him run at ga tech for 3 yrs give him the ball 20 times and see what happens

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