By Harvey Hoffman
Eagles fans can take some solace in the fact that the Steelers, not the Birds, are now on a three-game losing streak!
Pittsburgh dropped its third straight in a 27-17 road loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, snapping the Steelers’ 11-game win streak against the franchise.
“I’m not disappointed — I’m just pissed off,” Steelers defensive captain Cam Heyward said. “We just lost the damn game. I think that’s the way our team feels. We’re not feeling sorry for ourselves, but we’ve got to get the job done. We’re two weeks out.
“We’ve just got to play our brand of football. Attack the line of scrimmage, offense and defense. We need to make plays early and not be in a catch-up game. As a defense, if you get in the red zone, it’s got to be three points or nothing. It can’t be touchdowns. They go up early, and to start 17-0, you’re asking for a lot from our offense. Our offense just has to start fast.”
The Steelers (11-3) entered as 14.5-point favorites. With the loss, they matched their largest upset defeat since 1966.
Including the Rams’ loss to the Jets on Sunday, Week 15 marked the fourth time in the Super Bowl era that two underdogs of 14-plus points won outright.