The Pittsburgh Steelers have been accused of giving up on games this season and on Sunday it looked like they gave up against the Kansas City Chiefs just before the opening kickoff. The Steelers showed no heart in Kansas City and walked out after the Chiefs handed them a 36-10 blowout loss.
Pittsburgh came into the game minus several key players but that is no excuse. The Chiefs were just as shorthanded but didn’t let that slow them down. The Steelers offense turned the football over three times and offensive coordinator Matt Canada got seriously outcoached.
On defense the Steelers had zero answers for what Kansas City did on the ground and through the air. It really felt like the defense went into the game knowing they had no chance and offered up very little resistance to what the Chiefs wanted to do.
The Steelers now sit in third place in the AFC North at 7-7-1 with two division games left to play. It is completely reasonable to assume if the Steelers can beat the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, they would have a legitimate shot to still make the playoffs. But at this point, should that even be the goal?
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