Sep 28, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jacquis Smith (56) to end the game at Heinz Field. The Buccaneers won the game, 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
BD: The AFC North is about the polar opposite of the NFC South this season, with all teams enjoying a strong season and a healthy winning percentage. However, the Steelers have struggled vs the NFC South this year, going 1-2, and dropped a few games to poor teams like the Jets. On the other hand, Pittsburgh have had impressive wins over the Ravens, Colts and just recently a huge win over Cincinnati. Where does the inconsistency stem from, and do the Steelers have a tendency to play to the level of their competition?
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KM: That’s a constant source of debate topics here in Pittsburgh. The record against losing teams is undeniable and unavoidable but there are also specific circumstances in each of those games that contributed to the losses. Turnovers played a huge role in the losses but why the team has a tendency to turn the ball over against losing teams and protect it better against winning teams is always up for constant debate.