Pittsburgh Steelers lose third straight game in ‘Muppet Night Football’

Kermit said he could not wait to see them “throw around the ole pigskin,” however by the end of the night, the as soon as unsurpassable Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t chuckling quite.

Previously a league-best, unbeaten 11-0, the Steelers have actually lost their last 3 video games, consisting of on Monday, decreasing 27-17 to the Cincinnati Bengals and its third- string quarterback Ryan Finley.

A host of characters from The Muppets presented the NFL game in between the 2 AFC North groups to mark the holiday.
Ben Roethlisberger passes the ball during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
It is the third year ESPN have actually utilized an unique vacation discussion for its Monday Night Football game prior toChristmas Previous video games have actually included Scrooge and an adjustment of the story “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
Despite Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger striking a turning point as he reached 60,000 profession passing lawns, his group never ever led, routing by as much as 17 to their department competitors, who lacked their novice experience quarterback Joe Burrow after he injured his knee earlier in the season.
However, Burrow continued to reveal his assistance for his group from an enjoying position, saying: “YESSIR” after the success, although he did confess he ‘d much rather be out on the field with his colleagues.
“Confirmed: watching is not as fun as playing,” theNo 1 choice in the 2020 draft tweeted.

Having had fun with an offense that has actually looked inefficient in their previous 2 beats, it was more of the exact same in the very first half for Pittsburgh, as they turned the ball over 3 times to permit the formerly two-win Bengals to race to a 17-0 half-time lead.

Indeed, stress in between the 2 department competitors were increase in the pre-game warm-ups. Videos of pass receiver Juju Smith-Schuster dancing on the Bengals logo design prior to the game appeared to fire up the Cincinnati defence. And, in the very first quarter, security Vonn Bell produced a heavy hit to require a fumble from Smith-Schuster and recover belongings.

Although the Pittsburgh offense carried out much better in the 2nd half, they could not reverse their very first half deficit, causing their third defeat in a row.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confessed his group are “not a good football group right now.”

Vonn Bell forces a fumble by JuJu Smith-Schuster during the first quarter in their game.
“I want to give (the Bengals) credit, but largely, we have a lot of work to do,” he told the media later on.

“We’re not a good football group right now. We understand the consequences that come with that. We are working on a short week. We have to be better than what we’ve been. That’s just the reality of it.”

In a competitive department, along with the 10-4 Cleveland Browns– who the Steelers use January 3– and the 9-5 Baltimore Ravens, the last playoff seedings seem heading to the wire, with simply 2 weeks of video games staying.


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