The scoreboard reflected how bad things went Sunday with the 34-3 final score to the Eagles, but what it didn't reflect were the breakdowns that occurred throughout the game. The Steelers defense did a solid job in the first half limiting Philadelphia to just 13 points. The defensive breakdowns started to happen in the second half when the team was missing Lawrence Timmons, Robert Golden, and several others that would fall to injury.
The mistakes on defense were bad, but not what caught me off guard. Once so many starters went out it was expected that an offense that has been efficient as Philadelphia's this early in the season would be able to capitalize. What did surprise me however was the complete ineptitude of the offense.
We are taking a closer look at the offense and what the team's game plan was, how it didn't work and when it was abandoned in the chaos.