By Larry GLicken

Ben Roethlisberger did what he could to get his Pittsburgh Steelers a win only to see his team fall short to the Tennessee Titans 26-23. The Steelers would be forced to play the Titans without Troy Polamalu  in the secondary and that is a huge reason that contributed to the loss last night, when you have to play without a guy like Polamalu it has a serious impact on the game.

Hasselbeck was able to throw for 290 yards and one touchdown, he was completely outplayed by Roethlisberger and the Steelers played well as a team. It is a tough loss for the Steelers. Pittsburgh’s defense has suffered injuries all season long. They were lucky to see the return of James Harrison who played fairly well against the Titans, Harrison was in on 6 tackles and had one sack.

The Pittsburgh running game wasn’t up to par in the game. The Titans were able to hold the Steelers to only 56 yards as a team on the ground. Mendenhall only had 6 yards rushing on 6 carries in the game. The Steelers fall to 2-3 on the season and have to find a way to start winning more games. The Steelers need their top players like Polamalu to stay healthy. When he is in the game he makes a huge difference to the Pittsburgh Steelers…..

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