Steelers’ Undefeated Record Broken by Team with No Name

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (90) and the linebackers during a regular season game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Football Team, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA. The Washington Football Team defeated the Steelers 23-17. (Courtesy: Karl Roser / Pittsburgh Steelers)

(GSM) — Both players and coaches will agree that losing a battle doesn’t mean losing the war.

The 1st place Pittsburgh Steelers fell to, well 1st place, after their undefeated winning streak came to an end after losing to the Washington Football Team Monday evening. The setting was Heinz Field when the Football Team (5-7) defeated the Steelers (11-1) 23-17 in the 2nd consecutive game where dropped passes were the determining factor in converting 1st downs in the game.

In his weekly press conference, Head Coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the repeated incomplete passes by way his receivers and his plan to correct the problem. Tomlin responded, “They can catch the ball or they can get replaced by those that will catch it.” 


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