Immediately after the Pittsburgh Steelers slipped to 0-4 on the 2013 season with a 34-27 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not mince words. The two-time Super Bowl champion signal-caller is in unfamiliar territory, and he is not happy about it.
“Right now, you could say we’re the worst team in the league,” the Steelers quarterback said after losing at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. “That hurts.”
Roethlisberger is bigger than most opposing linebackers, but his size and mobility could not keep him from getting sacked five times en route to the club’s worst start since 1968. Like we said, the Steelers are in unfamiliar territory.
“We are in uncharted territory and the water is dangerous right now,” he said. “It stings. I have to hope and believe we can turn it around. That’s the approach I’m going to take this week and next week. I’m going to do the best I can to lead these guys and let them see how I go about my job.”
With a nickname like “Big Ben,” one might have assumed Roethlisberger would have found himself right at home in London. Obviously, such was not the case – and his disappointed words got us thinking: Are his Steelers truly the worst team in the NFL?
As of writing, Pittsburgh is not alone with an 0-4 record. The Giants, Jaguars and and Tampa Bay are all winless as well, and all come with their own set of problems. New York simply can’t help but turn the ball over, the Jags can’t score to save their lives and the Bucs are the league’s biggest soap opera at the moment.
What do you think, Gamedayr Nation? Is Pittsburgh a lost cause at the moment – or is there an even bigger dumpster-fire in the NFL out there at the moment?