Steelers Embarrass Themselves In 27-24 Loss To Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon hit wide receiver Vincent Jackson with a five-yard touchdown pass with seven seconds remaining in regulation to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 at Heinz Field.

After only allowing 64 total yards of net offense in the first half, the Steelers defense gave up 286 in the second half along with 17 points. 155 of those second half yards come on five plays. In addition, the Buccaneers were without rookie wide receiver Mike Evans for most of the second half after he injured his groin on a long pass that was ultimately intercepted by Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen.

The Steelers offense could only manage one second half score and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was sacked five times in the game on his way to completing 29 of 40 passes for 314 yards and three touchdowns.

The Steelers were very undisciplined once again Sunday as they were penalized 13 times for a whopping 125 yards in the loss.

Despite the poor play on both sides of the football, the Steelers offense had a chance to put the game away with less than two minutes remaining but a three and out followed by a 29-yard punt by rookie punter Brad Wing gave the Buccaneers the football at the Steelers 46-yard-line with 40 seconds left in the game.

From there, Glennon drove the Buccaneers offense 46 yards on just five plays for the win.

The loss drops the Steelers to 2-2 on the season and they will now go on the road next week and play the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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