Turnovers a Huge Problem for Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3 Loss

By Michael Terrill
Turnovers a Huge Problem for Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3 Loss
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The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly gave a valiant effort after falling behind early against the Chicago Bears Sunday night. Unfortunately, they fell short of recording their first win of the 2013 NFL season. The Steelers will have to look no further than turnovers as a main reason for their Week 3 loss. Obviously, it is something that must be corrected immediately if Pittsburgh wants to be victorious at any point this year.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tossed one interception and lost two fumbles against the Bears. Meanwhile, Felix Jones, who is making strides in being a productive running back for the Steelers, lost a fumble as well.

It was a disappointing night that could have showed so much promise, especially since Pittsburgh was playing at home. It was a chance for the team to show their fans, as well as, a national television audience that they are capable of hanging with the top teams in the league. However, it has been made perfectly clear the Steelers are about to take a backseat.

The four turnovers Sunday night added to the three that were recorded in the two previous games gives Pittsburgh seven on the season. It is certainly not a detrimental number, but definitely something that has to be looked at as a reason for zero wins and three losses. The Steelers are certainly better than this, at least many believe they are, but until they correct the obvious mistakes, they will be going nowhere fast.

Hopefully, Pittsburgh will be able to get their act together against the Minnesota Vikings (another 0-3 team) next weekend.

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