Turnovers were the theme of the day Monday in the Steelers' locker room, not surprising considering what happened a day earlier.
The Steelers lost to the Broncos 24-17 at Denver, ending their six-game winning streak. Turnovers were a big factor as the Steelers had four — Ben Roethlisberger threw two interceptions and James Conner and Xavier Grimble lost fumbles.
The Broncos, meanwhile, played turnover-free and got the win despite being outgained, 527-308. That seemed to cause more consternation Monday than all the Steelers' giveaways.
"We need more balls on the ground," Cam Heyward said of forcing fumbles. "We need to be more opportunistic. We need to start making some big plays. We emphasize turnovers, being in the right place at the right time and letting the ball guide you. We've got to start taking advantage of opportunities."