Not what we expect from Steelers

Team that usually soars in December doesn't look capable of making playoffs

Originally Published: December 16, 2012
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- There are times when heart, history and high expectations mean very little to proud, accomplished football teams. The Pittsburgh Steelers arrived at that juncture early Sunday evening, when an errant Ben Roethlisberger pass landed in the hands of Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr on the second play of overtime. In that split second, the lingering playoff hopes of a dominant franchise sustained a disheartening blow, as if the entire roster had just walked into a brutal ...

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